Pediatric dentists are specialists who offer dental care treatments and services to patients. At Stonewall Dental Associates, we have expert pediatric dentists who offer various services to the children, a few of which have been listed below.
We will do an oral exam at every visit. We will evaluate your child’s growth and development, teeth, gums and bite. If we see any signs of tooth decay or other problems, we will recommend treatment options.
We will also talk to you about your child’s diet and oral hygiene habits after the oral examination. We may recommend treatments or lifestyle changes to keep teeth healthy.
A pediatric dentist provides a comprehensive range of services for children. Besides cleanings, fillings, and fluoride treatments, a dentist can take X-rays to diagnose tooth decay problems. A pediatric dentist can also restore baby teeth after obtaining an X-Ray of the current dental condition.
It is important for children to receive regular checkups with their pediatric dentist. During your child’s cleaning, the pediatric dentist will examine your child’s teeth for signs of tooth decay. Children can especially suffer from cavities since the enamel on baby teeth is thinner than that of permanent teeth. In case of any decay, the dentist initiates the removal of the decayed pulp. The hole created is filled with a biocompatible material which protects the teeth from further decay.
A pediatric dentist also provides crowns. Baby teeth can be crowned. This is sometimes referred to “tooth capping.” What happens if your child’s tooth gets knocked out? The pediatric dentist can often quickly make an emergency crown for your child’s tooth. This helps to prevent teeth misalignment, which is when teeth don’t fit together correctly.
Space maintainers are devices that can be bonded to a baby tooth that is not ready to come out yet. A space maintainer allows the baby tooth to stay in the mouth rather than falling out too early.
However, space maintainers are not a long-term solution. They should be used until the permanent tooth erupts. The permanent tooth will push the maintainer out on its own.
The dental practice is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental treatments for the patients. Get in touch with the dentists at Stonewall Dental by calling (703) 368-1000 or visit the office at 8719 Stonewall Road, Manassas, VA 20110.