Dental care is an important part of health, especially our children’s health. The eruption of teeth from infancy and the loss of these teeth as children get older is a huge part of their lives and it is vital that children have the proper dental care at the earliest stages of their development. At Children’s Dental Group, we ensure a more comprehensive approach to children’s dentistry. Our Pasadena pediatric dentists do more than just caring for and cleaning your child’s teeth.
At Children’s Dental Group, we don’t simply clean your child’s teeth. We also provide a wide array of preventative and restorative dental services. Aside from these measures any of our Pasadena pediatric dentists will impart oral health instruction to help encourage life-long healthy cleaning and care habits. We know that dental health and good oral hygiene are important to growing minds and growing teeth, but we also go the extra mile to make sure that your child is absolutely comfortable while they are in our dentist’s care. The environment here at Children’s Dental Group is friendly and inviting. We have plenty of things to keep your kids at ease, from a movie theater, rides and video games that are in a colorful environment that help keep your kids at ease. Additionally, we know how scary the dentist can seem to kids and we take these thoughts into consideration. Oral sedation is an available option for children who are anxious about dental procedures and we work with anesthesiologists to provide intravenous sedation when absolutely appropriate.
Our entire dental approach is designed with your kids’ well-being in mind. The waiting room is a wonderland that will help ease your children into the dentist’s chair and learn not to be afraid of the dentist or of being healthy. We want your kids to be absolutely comfortable while our Pasadena pediatric dentists conducts a full screening to ensure your child’s needs are met during your visit and future visits. Here at Children’s Dental Group, we want to make sure that kids are both happy and healthy, as well as learn that dental health doesn’t have to be so scary and is an important part of growing up.
When it comes to our children, we want their development to be smooth and monitored correctly. Our Pasadena children’s dentist wants this as well and at Children’s Dental Group we make it our goal to meet all the special needs of your children. In addition to pediatric specialists and general dentists, we also have orthodontists on staff who meet the needs of your child’s tooth development in a warm and welcoming environment.
Pasadena Kid’s Dental Care
Our Pasadena children’s dentist knows that baby teeth aren’t just for chewing. Each baby tooth also acts as a guide for the eruption of the permanent tooth that replaces it. When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt into the wrong position in your child’s mouth. Neighboring teeth may also tilt or move into the space which means that there may not be enough space for the permanent tooth to come in properly. Baby teeth can be lost too early for many reasons, including being knocked out in a fall or accident, needing to be extracted due to severe decay that causes infection, missing at birth, or some diseases or conditions that lead to early tooth loss.
If a baby, or primary tooth, is lost before the permanent tooth is ready to come in, a space maintainer is used to keep the space open until the permanent tooth comes in. A space maintainer is custom-made of stainless steel or plastic, sometimes both, and can be removable. Our Pasadena children’s dentist will cement some space maintainers onto the teeth on either side of the space in your child’s mouth and this is called a fixed space maintainer. A removable space maintainer looks like a regular retainer. It uses plastic blocks or artificial teeth to fill in the space, or spaces, that need to stay open. Removable space maintainers work well in older children who are more reliable when it comes to following directions regarding caring for the appliance. The space maintainer may feel strange at first but after a few days, your child will most likely forget about it. Our Pasadena children’s dentist at Children’s Dental Group will take X-rays regularly to follow your child’s progress and when the incoming permanent tooth is ready to erupt, the space maintainer is removed.
Space Maintainers Pasadena
2700 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041