Routine children’s dentistry appointments provide a quick and convenient way to keep your little one’s teeth and gums healthy. At Dr. Robert Davidson, DDS, PC, experienced dentist Bob Davidson, DDS, PC, offers an array of children’s dentistry services, including oral exams, dental sealants, and fluoride treatment to kids and teens. To make an appointment at the practice in Elburn, Illinois, call the office to speak with a caring staff member or click the online booking tool today.
Children’s dentistry diagnoses and treats oral health problems in young people, from infants to teens. Aside from regular checkups, it includes preventive measures like teeth cleaning, oral X-rays, and nutritional advice, as well as education on optimal oral hygiene.
Dr. Davidson offers a variety of children’s dentistry services, including:
An oral exam assesses the health of your entire mouth, including your teeth, gums, tongue, lips, and cheeks. If Dr. Davidson detects any abnormalities, like a cavity or oral abscess, he can order additional tests, like X-rays or a biopsy.
During teeth cleaning, Dr. Davidson removes plaque from between your child’s teeth and beneath their gums. By reducing plaque buildup, it’s possible to lower the risk of more serious complications like cavities and gum disease.
Dental X-rays use digital sensors and radiation to take detailed photographs of your jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone. These images allow Dr. Davidson to detect potentially serious oral health problems invisible to the naked eye. He also uses X-rays to guide certain types of treatment, like extractions and the placement of dental implants.
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that Dr. Davidson applies to the tops and sides of your child’s teeth. They provide a barrier that prevents harmful bacteria from damaging the tooth enamel.
Fluoride is a mineral found in many foods and most public water sources. When applied to the teeth, it strengthens the enamel, reducing the risk of cavities.
If your child chips a tooth or develops a cavity, Dr. Davidson might recommend a restoration like dental bonding or a crown. Restorations rehabilitate the tooth enamel, returning your child’s smile to a healthy, vibrant condition.
Dr. Davidson recommends scheduling a children’s dentistry appointment at least two times a year. Many potentially serious oral health problems, including gum disease and tooth decay, present few obvious symptoms. Regular visits to Dr. Davidson can detect the early stages when these and other conditions respond best to treatment.
To learn more about children’s dentistry, make an appointment for your child at the practice of Dr. Bob Davidson, DDS, P.C., by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.