In addition to preventive dentistry for children, Lake Country Dental in Saginaw also offers special services for children and teens. These special services include sedation dentistry, custom fitted mouth guards, and pulp therapy to repair an infected tooth.
Like many adults, children can also suffer from dental anxiety, especially if they have to undergo more invasive procedures like extractions, dental fillings, or pulp therapy.
For young patients who are especially nervous about their visit, we offer sedation to make dental treatments more comfortable and simple. Dr. Cain can provide sedation in the form of nitrous oxide, which is safe for children.
When your child breathes in the nitrous oxide, he or she will become much more relaxed while still remaining conscious and able to answer questions. Sedation dentistry can help your child alleviate fears and receive the care they need.
Many children suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. This condition can be caused by several factors and result in a range of negative side effects, including headaches, damage to enamel, and fatigued or sore facial muscles.
The majority of children who suffer from bruxism will grind their teeth at night while they are asleep. As a result, they usually do not even realize it is happening.
At Lake Country Dental, Saginaw pediatric dentist Dr. Cain can effectively treat bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, with a simple mouth guard. Our dentist can also provide custom-fitted mouth guards for children who are involved in contact sports to help protect their teeth from injury or trauma.
The root nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the tooth are often referred to as the pulp. When a child experiences extensive dental decay or injury, their pulp and surrounding area can become infected or inflamed. When this occurs, our dentist can perform pulp therapy to help stop the spread of infection, prevent further damage to the tooth, and allow for proper development of permanent teeth.
Dr. Cain will perform either a pulpotomy or a pulpectomy procedure, depending on the severity of the inflammation or infection. Our experienced dentists can use pulp therapy to help your child maintain the integrity and health of his or her teeth.
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If you are interested in any of these pediatric specialty dental services, please contact Lake Country Dental today at 817-236-8771. We will be happy to explain these services and how they can help your child.