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Pediatric Dentistry

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Looking for a dentist in Vilonia, AR? Call 501-796-3903 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health needs of children. This special training provides dentists with the extra skills and knowledge needed to diagnose and treat conditions and dental issues that apply to those in infancy through the teen years. It also includes engaging the child on educational topics of oral health care, such as how to properly brush and floss teeth. 

Special care is often given to these little patients to create an experience that will set the tone for their future oral health. With a great deal of patience and effective technique, the dental team at Lane Family Dentistry can handle all types of dental procedures without compromising the overall wellbeing of the child.

Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

When it comes to choosing a dentist for your child, choosing a pediatric dentist definitely has its perks. 

  • Specialized training focused on kids and their dental needs. 
  • Compassionate staff experienced in working with young patients. 
  • Build a strong foundation for developing lifelong oral health. 
  • An awareness of conditions and issues that impact children.

Why Choose Lane Family Dental?

Your child’s first experience with the dentist needs to be one that is positive, warm, and comfortable. At Lane Family Dental, we know just how important setting the foundation is for children to develop good oral hygiene habits. Our team of highly skilled professionals has a gentle approach to children in handling any dental needs - and because we are not solely a pediatric dentist’s office, they can continue as our patients throughout their lifetime.

We serve your entire family, regardless of age. So, when you are ready to book your child’s first appointment, we are here for you.

Procedures Offered

When it comes to choosing a dentist for your child, choosing a pediatric dentist definitely has its perks. 

Oral Evaluation - An oral evaluation is recommended every six (6) months to prevent cavities and other dental problems. Digital imagery is a valuable diagnostic tool used to identify decay, extra teeth, bone defects, tumors, cysts and check the progress of previous procedures.

Cleanings - Regular cleanings help keep gums healthy and teeth cavity-free. A dental cleaning includes removal of tartar and plaque and polishing of the teeth to remove stains and prevent further buildup of plaque.

Sealants - Dental sealants are made of a safe resin material which is applied to the surfaces of teeth (commonly permanent molars) to prevent cavities. The sealant material fills in the crevices of a tooth and “seals” off the tooth from cavity-causing agents like food and plaque. The teeth are prepared for the sealant application and the sealant is painted directly onto the chewing surface of each tooth and then hardens. Sealants are applied in one visit.

Fluoride - Fluoride is a natural substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent decay. Fluoride treatments are administered at this office as an important component of pediatric dental treatment. The fluoride is applied to the teeth in a gel, foam, or varnish form.

Custom Mouth Guards - Custom-fitted mouth guards from your dentist are preferable to cheaper products available from a store. Many school athletic programs require participants to wear a mouth guard. Athletes who are wearing braces will particularly benefit from a custom-fitted mouthguard.

Fillings - Tooth-colored fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities. Composite fillings can be done in one visit. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that hardens immediately after placement.

Root Canal Treatments - The blood vessels, nerves, and tissue that keep a tooth healthy and alive are located in the tooth’s pulp, which is protected by the outer enamel and tooth structure. Sometimes the pulp can become infected. The infected pulp can be removed with a pulpotomy. Because this procedure is often performed on deciduous (baby) teeth, it is sometimes referred to as a baby root canal.

Dental Crowns - Crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth in children. Crowns completely cover the remaining tooth structure after it has been treated. They can be made of many different materials, including stainless steel, composite materials, polycarbonate, resin, porcelain, and zirconia

Dental Bonding - Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to maintain its natural appearance. In order to bond a tooth, tooth colored material is added to the tooth to build it up. 

Dental Implants - Dental implants are used to replace tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth.

Orthodontics - We offer interceptive orthodontics for children as well as Smart Moves® Clear Aligners for discreet, convenient tooth alignment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should a child first go to the dentist?
You should take your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears. Or no later than their first birthday - whichever comes first.
How can I prepare my child for a first dental visit?
Talking about the importance of oral hygiene should be something that is regularly discussed. Before it is time for their visit, give your child a little information about their appointment and address any questions or concerns they have. Stay positive and your child will stay positive, too.
How often should my child see the dentist?
Generally, your child should be seen by the dentist every 6 months. If there are developmental concerns or other issues, it may be recommended that dental appointments be more frequent.
Lane Family Dentistry provides a wide range of dental services in Vilonia, AR. Call 501-796-3903 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

17 Eagle Park Dr Vilonia, AR 72173
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