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Santa Ana Children’s Dentist

Pediatric Dental Checkups Santa Ana

At Children’s Dental Group, our Santa Ana children’s dentist knows that young children can lose their baby (primary) teeth, and even immature permanent teeth, when the pulp, the living tissue inside a tooth, becomes infected. This is often the result of tooth decay, or trauma, and creates a unique problem for your child. The primary teeth provide significant guides for the newly developing permanent teeth that will replace them. An injury that results in loss of young permanent teeth is even more troublesome, because neither, tooth development or jaw growth, is complete. If your child’s teeth are lost prematurely, a malocclusion, or bad bite, can easily be the result. Tooth replacement methods such as bridgework, partial dentures, and dental implants, cannot easily be used in children since everything is changing and growing at such a rapid pace. Space maintainers, that are custom-made appliances that can be attached to adjacent teeth, or designed as a retainer, are generally the best choice. Yet, as our Santa Ana children’s dentist will explain, these appliances do not restore function, and constant monitoring is required.

Kid's Dental Exams 92704

Kid’s Dental Exams 92704

For both functional and cosmetic reasons, our Santa Ana children’s dentist prefers root canal treatment over tooth loss. In this case, root canal therapy for kids can preserve tooth, jaw, and tongue function. In addition, speech problems can also be prevented, as well as abnormal eruption of a permanent successor tooth, or even the loss of a tooth that has no successor.

Baby teeth are lost naturally due to the pressure of the permanent teeth erupting from below. Several things are different when dealing with primary teeth versus permanent teeth. Their survival is shorter and much more temporary, but while their structure, shapes, and functioning are similar to permanent teeth, they also have differences. Treatment of root canal problems is affected by root resorption, which is the normal process by which the body absorbs the roots of the baby teeth. This will allow for eruption of your child’s succeeding permanent teeth. This complicates the diagnosis and, in turn, the appropriate treatment. Our Santa Ana children’s dentist will discuss all the pros and cons with you, as well as your child’s specific case, so the proper course of action can be taken.

Kid’s Dental Health Santa Ana
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280

Santa Ana Pediatric Dental Office

Santa Ana Pediatric Dental Office

At Children’s Dental Group, we believe that it is never too early to start your child on the path of premium oral health and hygiene. Some of the most common dental issues we see in the patients at our Santa Ana pediatric dental office are tooth decay and cavities. We want to inform you about how to prevent these dental issues with proper dental cleanings both in-office and at home for your child.

Children's Dental Health Santa Ana

Children’s Dental Health Santa Ana

Tooth decay and cavities are caused by a build-up of bacteria that is constantly reforming on the teeth. This bacteria is called plaque, and it sometimes can harden to form what is called tartar. The goal of all types of dental cleaning is to remove this tartar and plaque to keep your teeth clean and healthy. That is why dental cleaning should start at home for your child. As soon as your child has teeth, you should be instructing them on how to brush and floss properly in order to rid his or her teeth from bacteria. It is also necessary to visit our kid-friendly Santa Ana pediatric dental office with your child for regular dental cleanings by our professionals. Professional dental cleanings use specific techniques such as root scaling and planing, polishing, and debridement that can remove tartar and plaque that brushing your child’s teeth alone cannot. These routine cleanings also give the experts at Children’s Dental Group a chance to check up on your child’s oral health and to recommend any treatments if necessary.

To learn more about the myriad of services we provide at our Santa Ana pediatric dental office, we invite you browse through the Children’s Dental Group website and to get in touch with us if you have any specific questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is comfortable and fun for kids, and that they love to visit. To schedule your child’s next dental cleaning, you may either call our Santa Ana pediatric dental office directly or send us a message online. We hope to see you and your family soon for dental cleanings and more at Children’s Dental Group.

Santa Ana Pediatric Dental Cleanings
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-619-6280