Infant Oral Health
Baby checks 18 months and younger .
- Routine X-Rays and cleanings
- Fluoride Varnish
- Custom made athletic mouthguards
Special Needs Children's Dentistry
- Our office and staff member are well equipped to provide quality oral health care to children with special needs
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation
- Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen or what you may know as laughing gas, to relax them for their dental treatment. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is give through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child's nose, allowing them to relax. but without putting them to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recognizes this technique as a very safe, effective technique to use for treating children's dental needs. The gas is mild, easily taken, then with normal breathing it is quickly eliminated from the body. It is non-addictive. While inhaling nitrous oxide/oxygen, your child remains fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes.
Oral Conscious Sedation
- Conscious Sedation is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children and children with special needs. It is used to calm your child and to reduce the anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatments. Your child may be quite drowsy, and may even fall asleep, but they will not become unconscious.
- There are a variety of different medication, which can be used for conscious sedation. The doctor will prescribe the medication best suited for your child's overall health and dental treatment recommendations. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning the specific drugs we plan to give to your child.
Dr. Christy is currently on staff at Children’s
- Outpatient General Anesthesia is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children and children with special needs that would not work well under conscious sedation or I.V. Sedation. General anesthesia renders your child completely asleep. This would be the same as if he/she was having their tonsils removed, ear tubes or hernia repaired. This is performed in a hospital or outpatient setting only. While the assumed risks are greater than that of other treatment options, if this is suggested for your child, the benefits of treatment this way have been deemed to outweigh the risks. Most pediatric medical literature places the risk of a serious reaction in the range of 1 in 25,000 to 1 in 2000,000, far better than the assumed risk of even driving a car daily. The inherent risks if this is not chosen are multiple appointments, potential for physical restraint to complete treatment and possible emotional and/or physical injury to your child in order to complete their dental treatment. The risks of NO treatment include tooth pain, infection, swelling, the spread of new decay, damage to their developing adult teeth and possible life threatening hospitalization from dental infection.
24hr Emergency Care
- Our office will provide an avenue of care for your child at anytime of the day or night. Whether a toothache after-hours or dental trauma, Dr. Christy takes call to provide comprehensive care for your child.