Setting your child up for a lifetime of healthy teeth
Dentistry for children is all about caring for your children’s teeth from the earliest age. We welcome our youngest patients into our caring family dental clinic as soon as their teeth come through. This is to make visiting the dentist a normal event for your child, setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. It also helps us to spot and treat any issues early on for a good outcome and to prevent small problems from developing into bigger ones.
We place a firm emphasis on preventative dental care, offering regular dental check-ups for your child or teen, along with advice on caring for their teeth. This establishes lifelong habits for a healthy mouth and teeth.
If your child is unfortunately affected by cavities, we can repair them gently with tooth-coloured fillings.
We understand that your child or teen may be reluctant to visit the dentist. Don’t worry as we do everything we can to deliver great dental care with compassion so that they know they have nothing to fear.
Regular check-ups are all part of preventative dental care. We recommend a twice-yearly check-up for most of our youngest patients, though some may need to come and see us more frequently. This allows us to assess the health of their teeth and gums, identify any problems, and offer treatment early on to prevent future issues.
You can bring your child for a check-up as soon as their first teeth appear. This is key to creating good habits to last a lifetime and get them into the routine of visiting the dentist.
We include advice on brushing and flossing techniques, diet, and lifestyle at your child’s appointment.
Sleep dentistry for children
We even offer sleep dentistry with our highly trained medical anesthetists to provide the easiest experience for children who have dental phobia or disabilities that make conventional dentistry challenging.
It involves giving sedation to your child to relieve pain and also to put them in a completely relaxed state.
While they won’t be completely asleep, they will feel very calm and peaceful and totally unaware of the dental procedure.
This is a very safe method of dentistry that is carried out by trained medical anesthetists who will closely monitor your child throughout the procedure. It’s a great solution for patients with mild to severe anxiety.
After the procedure, your child will stay at the dental surgery to recover for around an hour. You can then take them home with no memory at all of their dental procedure.
Dentistry for older children and teens
Dentistry for older children and teens may also involve wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars you usually get in your teens. They can sometimes present problems if they are misaligned or impacted, which means they haven’t fully broken through the gums.
This can allow bacteria to take hold, causing infections, gum disease, or tooth decay.
If your teen is suffering from wisdom teeth pain, come and see us so we can take a look. In many cases, we may suggest surgery to remove the wisdom teeth.
This is usually a straightforward procedure and can be done under local anesthetic.