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Prime Smile Dental Care | Pediatric in Childersburg

Prime Smile Dental Care   Childersburg, AL Dentist

311 8th Ave, SW
Childersburg, AL 35044
 
Office NO: 256-378-5442

 

Pediatric
 

 

Hygiene

Hygiene is a great way to introduce your kids to the dentist. Teeth are cleaned and polished. flouride is applied. Regular Xrays are taken to see for interproximal caries.

 

 

 


 

Sealents

Sealents are done on the deep grooves of chewing surfaces of molar  teeth to prevent food impaction in the grooves leading to decay.

 


 

Preventive resin restorations

Composite resin fillings done on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent decay. In this procedure the surface of the tooth is treated to help in bonding of the resin filling.

Fillings

Composite resin is bonded onto tooth to replace the lost tooth due to decay or fracture.

Pulpotomy

Root canal treatment of baby tooth. The infected nerve is removed and is filled with a soothing filling filling material and a stainless steel crown is placed on the tooth. Tooth can get infected when the decay is large. If not treated would leed to pain and swelling eventually loosing tooth.  Baby tooth helps to maintain space for the erupting permanent tooth, chewing and esthetics.

Space maintainer

Space maintainer is made when a baby tooth was lost prematurely. This helps in maintaining the space for the erupting permanent tooth to avoid crowding.

 


Extractions

Removal of tooth would be necesary when the baby tooth does not exfoliate. In this case the permanent tooth would be erupting usually onto the lingual side of the baby tooth.

It may also be necessary when the decay is extensive and can not be saved.

Your orhtodontist may want the tooth to be extracted to manage the space.

 


 

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports.  They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:

Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips.  Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.

Mouth guards are available in most any sporting goods store, but you should be careful when purchasing a mouth guard.  Mouth guards like this do not offer the best level of protection.  They are also usually ill-fitting and uncomfortable.  

For the highest level of comfort and protection, you should visit your dentist for a custom mouth guard fitting.  A custom mouth guard is created specifically for the optimal protection of YOUR mouth.  It is created with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth.  The thinness of the custom mouth guard allows for easy breathing and also allows for easy communication (especially important for you star quarterbacks calling out the signals).  


 

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Childersburg Dentist | Pediatric. Prabhavathi Prattipati is a Childersburg Dentist.