San Ramon Kids Dentist

About Pediatric Dentistry

What is Pediatric Dental Care?

Our experienced pediatric team is carefully trained in working with all ages of children, including infants and adolescents, teaching them about the development of good dental habits that will carry them into their adult age years. While initiating a trusting and confident relationship between our pediatric dentist and patient, we can aim our efforts at preventing decay, advising any patient on how to make teeth stronger, and emphasizing the importance of developing ways to prevent cavities at every appointment. 

 

Why Have a Pediatric Dentist Visit?

With extensive knowledge of dentistry problems specific to children, our Make a Smile staff is more than fit to care for your kids’ needs and assure that you’re receiving the best dental care at every appointment. Our dentists and specialists are aware that they must treat children a little differently than adults, which is equally as important as the technical training. After years of working strictly with children patients, our dentistry staff knows that showing respect, compassion, and a gentle touch will always get the best results from our young patients.

Our Pediatric dentists in San Ramon are also trained in Child Physiology, providing them with the ability to approach the needs of kids from a different perspective than normal dentistry. This is especially important in working with maturing children, whose focus turns more towards self-image as they age. A lot of problems that can progress as your kids get older can be resolved by our early detection techniques, and regular dental care visits, helping to improve your child’s health and smile.

Treatments

Pediatric Dental Treatments

Sealants

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Aside from having good oral hygiene and dental health care, sealants are placed on chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent blight and other problems that may affect the mouth. A sealant is a thin coating material that flows into the grooves of the chewing surface on a molar. Dental sealants make it very easy to keep molars clean and to avoid food from getting stuck in the grooves causing cavities or other dental care health problems.

Dental Radiographs or X-Rays

Our dentist office is equipped with digital radiography, with the images almost instantly appearing on our computer screen!

Diagnodent

diagnodent

Not all cavities are easy to reach. Fortunately, our pediatric dentist will use Diagnodent, a light that is used to detect bacteria and gauge the density of the tooth. These non-invasive technology services offer early detection of cavities and provide comfort during your kids dental procedure.

Dental Filling

dental filling

In order to treat a cavity, filling or restorative material is chosen based on the tooth which needs to be restored. Decay eats holes in the substance of the tooth, called “dentin,” creating that most familiar of dental bothers: the cavity. At Make a Smile dentistry and orthodontics, our dentists will not fill cavities with amalgam or silver fillings; we proudly use only composite, white fillings. Fillings are an easy way to prevent further corrosion and future oral care problems in children.

Flouride

Fluoride helps re-mineralize weak enamel, which is important for healthy smile care in children. Our dentist office or your pediatrician can prescribe fluoride supplements in tablet or drop form as needed. Topical fluoride is externally applied directly to the tooth and is found in mouthwash and kids toothpaste.

Pulpotomy/Stainless Steel Crown

pulpotomy

If a cavity goes untreated and is not filled, blight passes through the dentin and enters the pulp, the soft, innermost part of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. For this we perform pulpotomy care. The decay and pulp tissue are removed, the pulp chamber is filled with a special material and a stainless steel crown is cemented over the entire tooth to prevent dental breakage.

Root Canal

root canal

When a cavity at the pulp level is left untreated, the corrosion spreads into the root canals of the tooth where nerves and blood vessels connect to the tooth. At this point the only procedure that can save the tooth is root canal services. The dental atrophy and tissue of the root canals are removed and, as in a pulpotomy, replaced with a special material.

Extraction and Space Maintainer

extraction and space matainer

If the deterioration passes through the roots, it forms an infection at the base of the tooth, at this point it must be “extracted,” or removed. When a back tooth is removed, the remaining teeth push closer together, leaving little room for the new permanent tooth. To prevent the new one from growing in crooked, a dental space maintainer is used. This is placed in the area left by any extracted teeth, almost like a placeholder, saving room for the new permanent tooth to grow in properly.

What Parents Should Know

What Parents and Children Should Know

Five Steps to a happy, healthy, beautiful smile!

  • Kids should brush twice a day
  • Floss once a day
  • Eat healthy
  • Make a dental appointment every 6 months for a full review
  • Baby Tooth Cleaning and Care

Healthy baby teeth, although eventually replaced, are a pivotal step in the development and growth of a child’s permanent teeth and an important first step towards a healthy mouth. A kids first tooth may erupt as early as in a few months. It is crucial to clean your baby’s gums and any newly erupted tooth after meals, bottles, and medicine use, using a soft washcloth. Please replace toothbrushes every three months and check first with your dentist about when and what toothpastes are age appropriate for your kids prior to use.

Our San Ramon dental office is focused on orthodontics care, endodontic care, oral surgery, and overall dental care. Make an appointment and come visit us at 9130 Alcosta Blvd. Ste. A1 in San Ramon, CA. You can also email us at info@makeasmile.com.

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If you have any questions about Make a Smile San Ramon Dentistry, feel free to call our office or schedule an on-site visit. We provide a great staff and oral health care, focused on general orthodontic, endodontic and oral surgery services. 

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

Child Smiling at San Ramon Pediatric Dentistry

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of our personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility and treatment plans.

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Child Smiling At Pediatric Dentistry

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of  personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility

Child Smiling At Make A Smile Pediatric Dentistry

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9130 Alcosta Blvd Ste. A1

San Ramon, CA 94583

(925) 402-4141

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