Infant Oral Health
Paramount Pediatric Dentistry agrees with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in recommending establishing a dental home for your child by one year of age. At this time we are able to evaluate the dentition and soft tissue, discuss anticipatory guidance and begin a preventative plan for your child’s oral health.
Baby checks 18 months and younger.
- Routine X-Rays and cleanings
- PPD uses digital x-rays in our office. These have minimal radiation compared to traditional film x-rays. We will determine the appropriate timing and interval for x-rays on each individual child, following the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
- Some molars, if there are deep pits and fissures present, will benefit from sealant placement. Dr. Christy and Dr. Alexis will evaluate your child’s individual needs and recommend as necessary.
- Fluoride Varnish
- Custom made athletic mouthguards
- Tooth trauma occurs often in the school-aged years once children begin athletic activities. We provide AAPD recommended custom fit mouthguards for your child.
Special Needs Children's Dentistry
- Both Dr. Christy and Dr. Alexis have received extensive training in oral health care and behavior management for children with special health care needs.
- Our office and staff member are well equipped to provide quality oral health care to children with special needs
- After oral examination, we will help provide treatment plan options for your child that are the best fit for the patient and the family.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
- For some appointments Dr. Christy and Dr. Alexis may recommend use of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.” This is an effective analgesic/anxiolytic agent that can help provide some ease and comfort during your child’s appointment. When used in conjunction with oxygen, nitrous oxide is easily titratable and has an excellent safety record. While using nitrous oxide/oxygen your child is fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes.
Oral Conscious Sedation
- At Paramount Pediatric Dentistry we offer oral conscious sedation as an option for your child undergoing treatment. Every child is unique and our doctors will prescribe the medication that best fits your child’s treatment needs. At our office, we employ minimal sedation levels, where your child is drowsy, may fall asleep, but will not become unconscious. Oral conscious sedation is used to help reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatment and will oftentimes produce an amnesic effect. Discuss with the dentist to get more specific information and if you have any further questions to determine if this is the right treatment plan for your child.
- Some children, due to age, behavior or extent of treatment require dental treatment under general anesthesia. In our practice, this treatment is completed at an outpatient or hospital setting with a pediatric anesthesiologist. This is a similar setting to where children commonly have ear tubes, hernia repair or tonsils removed. Your child is completely asleep and all treatment will be completed during this one appointment.
24hr Emergency Care
- We understand that not all problems occur during office hours so Dr. Christy and Dr. Alexis are available for emergency care at any time of the day or night. Whether your child has a toothache after-hours or dental trauma please contact our office to get any prompt treatment necessary.
- If your child has knocked out their permanent tooth please contact us immediately. If possible find the tooth and rinse only with water if necessary. If the tooth is sound, reinsert into the socket and hold in place by biting on gauze until you are able to be seen in the office. If unable to reinsert transport in a cup with the patient’s saliva or milk.