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Pediatric Dentistry

As your child’s dental partner, we’ll focus on every smile related detail. Our goal is to make sure that every patient has healthy teeth, healthy gums and healthy dental habits.

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

It affects your child’s development of healthy permanent teeth, a normal jaw, and the ability to speak and chew properly. As more baby teeth and permanent teeth come in, good dental care remains just as crucial. But it’s not all about what happens in our office — we work with both kids and parents to help develop healthy habits that we hope will last a lifetime. From brushing to flossing to monitoring sugar intake, we help keep little smiles squeaky-clean even between checkups.

Your one-stop shop for a healthy smile.

Once you’re a San Elijo Hills Pediatric Dental patient, we have all the dental services your whole family needs — our state-of-the-art offices handle brushing, braces, and everything in between:

  • Dental cleanings
  • X-rays, crowns, and white (amalgam-free) fillings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Checkups
  • Tooth extractions
  • Early tooth decay screenings
  • Brushing and flossing lessons
  • Pediatric sedation services
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • And more

Pediatric dentistry services

Preventative Oral Hygiene

This includes routine dental cleanings, the use of pit and fissure sealants, as well as instruction on proper brushing, flossing, eating habits and ideal fluoride levels. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children can learn about the importance of good dental hygiene.

Restorative Dentistry

This includes children’s fillings, crowns, prosthesis and treatment of nursing bottle decay. These procedures are performed with the most up-to-date techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, including laser treatment.

Emergency Treatment

While our goal is to prevent dental emergencies, we understand that urgent dental care is sometimes necessary. We know that dental emergencies can be a stressful experience for both parents and children and handle each situation promptly, with caring and compassion.

Dental anesthesia

At San Elijo Hills Pediatric Dentistry, our first and foremost priority is the safety and comfort of your child. Most dental procedures can be done with local anesthesia alone. In some instances, local anesthesia may be used in conjunction with laughing gas. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the use of laughing gas as a very safe and effective way to mildly sedate children during dental treatments.

For slightly more involved procedures, some children may require the use of an oral medication along with sedation. These procedures are carefully scheduled, as we require that your child fast the morning of the procedure and be free of any respiratory symptoms in the two weeks preceding the procedure.

When extensive dental work is required, either IV sedation or general anesthesia may be used. For these procedures, our office works with an anesthesiologist, allowing for a safe and comfortable experience for the patient.