Taking care of your teeth is more important than you may initially think. True, it is extremely important to brush your teeth twice a day, as well as floss and use a mouth rinse regularly, but regular checkups and dental cleanings are just as important to keeping up with your oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene and oral care leads to a happy healthy mouth, and this is especially important for kids with developing teeth. Here at Children’s Dental Group, our pedodontist in Santa Ana can help fill in the gaps in your child’s dental care.
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Baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Though some people may not think this is true because baby teeth fall out, these temporary teeth still act as a place holder for our permanent teeth. If you have clean, healthy baby teeth, it will help sustain the proper environment for permanent teeth to grow healthily as well. Here at Children’s Dental Group, our pedodontist in Santa Ana is here to provide a fun and comfortable environment that will set all kids at ease when visiting the dentist. Upon first visiting us here at Children’s Dental Group, your child will have a preliminary dental examination. During this exam, our pedodontist will establish your child’s oral health baseline and examine the state of their baby teeth. A child’s mouth typically has 20 teeth. Your child’s initial teeth will begin to erupt as early as 8 months of age. Different types of teeth will develop over time, but most primary teeth will have erupted by age 2 or 3. These teeth may not begin to fall out as late as 7 but can also begin to fall out as early as age 4. Every child is different, and regular visits with your pedodontist will help make sure that your child’s tooth eruption and loss is normal.
Permanent teeth do not begin to erupt until age 6 when their first molars begin to come in. It could also take as long as until age 12 for all primary teeth to fall out. Our pedodontist in Santa Ana at Children’s Dental Group is here to make sure that your child’s teeth are developing normally and healthily, making way for equally healthy permanent teeth.
Here at Children’s Dental Group, our pediatric dentist in Santa Ana is committed to making every dental experience your child has a comfortable and safe one. One feature at our office that parents and children both find helpful is our sedation dentistry option. Sedation dentistry can be necessary for a number of reasons. Situations that sometimes require sedation dentistry include: if your child is especially anxious about receiving dental treatment, if your child is unable to cooperate due to maturity level, if your child has had a traumatic experience at the dentist before, if your child is in need of major dental treatment, if your child has an especially sensitive gag reflex, if your child is medically compromised, if your child has special needs, and more. Sedation is available in varying degrees, so that just the right amount is used as needed.
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Our pediatric dentist in Santa Ana always puts safety first when it comes to sedation dentistry at Children’s Dental Group. If your child is older, meaning about six years old or above, we may suggest conscious sedation. Conscious sedation is a milder option for patients that are not severely anxious, but are in need of some form of relaxation. Conscious sedation can be brought about using nitrous oxide, or in an oral form. In other cases, IV deep sedation is needed. At our practice, we have dental anesthesiologists on staff who will always provide safe IV deep sedation. Sedation techniques are always discussed thoroughly with the parents before any procedures take place so that we can work together to decide on the proper course of action for your child.
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry or any of the other services provided by our pediatric dentist in Santa Ana, the main Children’s Dental Group website is an excellent resource for you to consult. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, do not hesitate to get in touch with our staff. You can reach us by calling the office directly, or sending us a message online. We look forward to working with you and your family.
Sedation Dentistry Santa Ana
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704