Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health problems in children. Pediatric dentists have specific training that qualifies them to provide care for childrenâ€™s teeth and gums as they change throughout childhood. Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive care, from preventative treatment like cleanings and sealants to treatment for oral disease and injuries.
Did You Knowâ€¦
that early childhood caries is the most common chronic disease in American children? It is far more prevalent than other common childhood illnesses, such as asthma. Furthermore, tooth decay and gum disease that begins early in life are likely to progress over time, potentially leading to a lifetime of oral complications.
Buford Dental Is Kid-Friendly!
Our dentists will focus on preventative care. Available procedures include cleaning, fillings, pulpotomy (partial root canal therapy) followed with restoration stainless steel crown, extractions of baby teeth and then, if necessary, placement of a space maintainer, as well as many other treatments.
Our dentists also do dental sealants. Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a childâ€™s molars to help prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars â€“ an area especially susceptible to cavities.
If your family needs a pediatric dentistry appointment, call Buford Dental today!