Pediatric Dentist Richmond TX
At Best Dental, we have teamed up with Tooth N Boots to solve all the pediatric dental needs of your children. Whether it is a simple examination and cleaning, or if your child is having severe symptoms, Dr. Jasmine Naderi and her staff are equipped to handle any needs that you may have.
Below are some commonly asked questions regarding Pediatric Dentistry. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
What are Pediatric Dentists?
Pediatric Dentistry is a discipline that deals with the oral health of infants, children, and teens. It is related to general dentistry in the types of procedures that are performed, however, those procedures are usually undertaken on children, infants, and young adults.
Can a Pediatric Dentist treat adults?
This will vary from state to state, but most Pediatric dentists are trained to treat adults, but choose to maintain their practice to treating infants and children. Pediatric dentists go through the same dental training as general dentists do, but with the additional 2-3 year residencies that trains them to deal with the most difficult and complicated child cases.
Do all Pediatric Dentists take Medicaid?
No they don’t. Like all dentists there will be some Pediatric dentists that do take Medicaid, and others that do not. At Best Dental, we currently do not see Medicaid patients.
What Services do we offer our young patients?
1) Preventive Dentistry: Routine Dental Cleanings, Sealants, and Fluoride treatment are performed to prevent any future dental cavities.
2) Periodic Examinations: This will allow us to monitor the eruption of your child’s permanent teeth, and to discuss whether or not any dental treatment is required, including orthodontics.
3) Restorative Dentistry: Dental Fillings, baby root canals (pulpotomy), and Stainless Steel Crowns are performed to make sure decayed and traumatized teeth are fully restored back to health.
4) Dental Extractions: Teeth are removed to make room for the permanent teeth, or when a baby tooth is broken due to the point where it cannot be restored.
5) Space Maintainers: These are placed to keep the space open for the permanent teeth when the baby tooth is lost too early.
What kind of sedation is offered?
At Best Dental, we offer nitrous oxide for our young friends to help them relax for the procedure. If there are any special circumstances where General Anesthesia is necessary, our friends at Tooth N Boots handle these complicated cases with great success.
What do I do in case if my child’s tooth is knocked out?
- First, Determine if the tooth is a baby tooth or a permanent tooth. If it is a baby tooth, it does not need to be put back into place.
- If you determine the tooth that has been knocked out is a permanent tooth, wash it off with cold water for a few seconds, and place it back immediately. If you are unable to place the tooth back into place, put the tooth in cold milk and contact us right away.
Some other common problems that your Child may have:
1) Teething: All babies have their own times when their teeth begin to erupt. We monitor the times for abnormal occurrences and give suggestions on how to manage infant behavior and discomfort levels during the teething process. We recommend contacting our team immediately if your child’s teething becomes unbearable.
2) Permanent teeth erupting in front or behind the baby teeth
As permanent teeth grow, the root of the baby teeth dissolve causing them to loosen and fall out. If the baby teeth roots do not dissolve the permanent teeth tend to grow out of position either behind or in-front of the baby teeth. This is also known as shark teeth, and may require your dentist to remove the baby teeth that are in the way.
3) Tooth discoloration
Tooth discoloration is usually evident with in two weeks after some sort of facial trauma. Teeth may demonstrate a wide variety of color changes, but many times they become yellowish in nature. These colors are not an indication that the tooth needs to be removed. In most cases, the tooth will follow a normal pattern of function and will fall out on its own. Please call us to make an appointment if your child has experienced trauma or discoloration for a follow up exam. If the tooth that becomes discolored is a permanent tooth, please contact us immediately for a consultation with Dr. Jasmine.
We hope we have answered any underlying and important question you may have had regarding your child’s oral health. Please make sure you keep regular brushing and flossing habits for your child as the mouth is a gateway to their rest of their body. Please contact Best Dental to set up your appointment to evaluate your child’s dental health.