North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry

OUR SERVICES

Cleanings & Exams

At North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in starting dental health with thorough and compassionate exams. Our pediatric dentists assess each aspect of your child’s dental health, catching potential issues early and tailoring preventive care specifically for them.

We’re passionate about preventive care, offering gentle yet effective cleanings and fluoride treatments. Our warm, friendly environment makes visits enjoyable, helping kids learn the importance of good oral hygiene in a fun setting. Regular visits not only protect your child’s teeth but also instill lifelong dental health habits.

Dental Sealants

To further protect our young patients’ teeth from decay, North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry offers dental sealants as a shield against cavities. Sealants are a simple, pain-free solution applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth, where most cavities in children are found. This preventive measure forms a protective coating that blocks out food particles and plaque, making it easier for kids to keep their teeth clean.

We recommend sealants as a proactive step in a child’s oral care routine. It’s an investment in their health that pays off by significantly reducing the risk of cavities, allowing them to smile confidently for years to come.

Digital X-Rays

At North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry, we use digital radiographs (X-rays) to ensure comprehensive dental care for our young patients. Digital X-rays are a quick and pain-free method to capture detailed images of your child’s teeth and jaw, helping us detect issues that may not be visible during a regular exam.

These high-resolution images allow us to identify cavities, monitor tooth development, and evaluate overall oral health with precision. By utilizing digital radiographs, we can provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans. It’s an essential part of maintaining your child’s dental health, ensuring they have strong and healthy smiles for years to come.

Sedation Dentistry

At North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that some children may feel anxious about dental visits. That’s why we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to ensure a calm and pain-free experience. Whether it’s a routine cleaning or a more complex procedure, our sedation methods are designed to suit each child’s needs, helping them relax throughout their dental treatment.

Our team is expertly trained in administering safe sedation techniques, including nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), IV sedation, and hospital sedation, depending on the individual requirements and comfort levels. We prioritize your child’s safety and comfort, making their dental health experience as gentle as possible.

Dental Crowns & Fillings

At North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry, we offer expert dental crowns and fillings to restore and protect your child’s teeth. Our dental crowns are designed to cover damaged or decayed teeth, providing strength and improving appearance. Composite fillings, made from tooth-colored materials, are used to repair cavities while blending seamlessly with the natural teeth.

We ensure that all restorative procedures are performed with the utmost care, enhancing your child’s dental health while maintaining the integrity of their teeth. Our goal is to provide durable, aesthetically pleasing solutions that support a lifetime of healthy, confident smiles.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Unfortunately, tooth decay is the most common preventable childhood disease. Traditional methods of treating minor cavities in primary (baby) teeth typically involve drilling out the affected area and using various materials to fill the cavity. Even with the gentlest of care, some level of pain or discomfort may be experienced. Our office seeks to provide conservative and gentle treatment wherever possible, and silver Diamine Flouride (SDF) allows us to do this.

SDF is a blue antimicrobial liquid used to fight tooth cavities in children. This liquid contains fluoride and silver ions, and when it’s brushed onto cavities, it kills bacteria, stopping tooth decay. SDF is FDA approved.

Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy

Pulp treatment, also known as pulpotomy, pulpectomy, or baby root canals, involves addressing decay within the inside of the tooth. When the dental pulp, the innermost part of the tooth, is damaged, it will gradually decay if not treated. The procedure involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the root canals, and filling them with a material that helps preserve the tooth until it naturally falls out.

This process ensures the tooth remains functional and pain-free, preventing further decay and infection. Our goal is to maintain the integrity of your child’s teeth and support their overall dental health with this effective treatment.

BioFLX White Crowns

The North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry team understands that having a positive self-image is an essential aspect of oral health. We have chosen to offer BioFLX crowns for patients who prefer a tooth-colored crown over a stainless steel crown. BioFLX crowns are a new, innovative option that provides both aesthetic and functional benefits.

Why would my child need a dental crown?
Your child may need to have a dental crown placed if they have a significant amount of tooth decay that cannot be safely restored with a dental filling. If your child is in need of a dental crown, then a BioFLX crown may be right for them. BioFLX crowns by NuSmile® are designed to seamlessly blend in with your child’s other teeth while providing the strength and durability needed for everyday use.

Our office uses BioFLX crowns because they are made of a flexible yet strong material, ensuring that they do not chip, discolor, or break down over time. BioFLX crowns are specifically designed to combine ease of placement (less time in the operatory) with excellent esthetics. Our goal is to give your child a natural-looking and long-lasting smile!

Space Maintenance

Space maintainers at North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry hold the place of a baby tooth that has fallen out early due to decay or injury. Made of stainless steel and/or plastic, these devices are removable and will be taken out once the permanent tooth starts to grow in. Without a space maintainer, the surrounding teeth can shift into the gap, causing the permanent tooth to come in crooked, which can lead to difficulties in chewing.

Custom Mouth Guards

Custom mouth guards are designed to protect your child’s teeth during sports and other physical activities. Made from durable, high-quality materials, these guards fit comfortably and securely over the teeth. By wearing a custom mouth guard, your child can avoid injuries such as chipped or broken teeth, and damage to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw. Ensuring a proper fit, these guards provide superior protection compared to over-the-counter options, making them an essential part of your child’s sports gear.