Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas):
Nitrous Oxide/oxygen is a combination of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body giving a calming effect. Patient will experience a sense of relaxation, which will allow patient to respond more positively to the treatment. It is a non-addictive sedative, normal breathing eliminates nitrous oxide/oxygen from the body.
Oral Sedation is a procedure that involves the administration of an oral sedative drug to facilitate the dental procedure, reducing patient’s fear and anxiety, along with inhalation of nitrous oxide provides a calm dental experience for the patient. The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to perform in less time.
Hospital Dentistry is meant for patients with serious dental phobias, and/or traumas. It is also meant for patients who are physically and/or mentally handicapped, sick children with high risk of developing complications, or for some compelling reasons, would feel more comfortable in a hospital setting using general anesthesia.
Dentists recommend that cleanings should be done at least twice a year, usually performed during the patient’s periodic examination (1 x 6 months). Children should be seen by their dentist as soon as 6 months of age. At least one baby tooth erupts by six months of age. And, yes, it requires cleaning.
Dental sealants are used to protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth (chewing surfaces), which are highly susceptible to cavities. Debris and resulting bacteria may become lodged between the grooves of a child’s tooth. These grooves (called pits and fissures) may be more problematic for some children than for others. Even if a good oral hygiene is maintained, the risk of bacteria forming on tooth is possible. Dental sealants protect the tooth; it helps seal out food and plaque, thus reducing the risk of decay. Sealants are appropriate as soon as a child’s tooth erupts.
Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored. Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color, so that they become invisible when applied. Composites serve as an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
Pulpotomy procedures are performed on primary (baby) teeth; primary teeth are so small, that when seriously decayed it is recommended to be treated with a pulpotomy. Pulpotomy is the removal of some or all of the pulp area, there is often not enough tooth structure left to support the future dependable functioning of the tooth. To protect the weakened tooth form cracking or breaking, a stainless steel dental crown is used.
Stainless Steel Dental Crown:
A stainless steel dental crown is placed on tooth to protect a weakened tooth from cracking or breaking. These stainless steel crowns are fitted, trimmed and placed on tooth in need.
If a tooth with an existing condition is not treated on time, tooth is at risk of becoming extensively decayed, of cracking, or breaking. Unfortunately, in some cases, damage to tooth is so advanced that it may be necessary to extract tooth in order to maintain child’s dental health.