If you think you know the drill when it comes to fillings, think again.
Fixing cavities and performing minor oral surgeries on children requires finesse and an understanding of children’s special needs.
Some of the restorative and surgical procedures we provide are listed below. We are happy to talk with you about any of these services at any time, so just call (936) 634-6119.
Routine fillings and sealants: For small cavities we usually only give children nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Local anesthesia may be necessary for deep cavities.
Stainless steel crowns are a great way to cap multiple cavities on the same tooth or for cavities in inaccessible areas between the teeth.
Root canal filling: It may surprise you to hear that children sometimes require root canal work. There are times when it’s the best option available. For example, infected permanent teeth are often best saved by root canal therapy. At times, because teeth aren’t fully developed, treatment for this happens in stages—a little bit each time to maintain the best dental health.
Teeth removal: Deciduous teeth are removed when they are abscessed. Permanent teeth that are abscessed can usually be fixed by root canal therapy. We remove wisdom teeth, too.
Frenectomy: A frenum attaches the lip or the tongue to the jaw bone. Unfortunately, an enlarged frenum can cause a person to be tongue tied and develop poor speech articulation. It can also pull the gums away from the teeth. Using gas and local anesthesia, we can remove the ligament to improve speech, provide healthier gum tissues, and allow front teeth to move together.