Pediatric Dentistry

Whether it’s time for your child’s first dental visit or your teen has mouth pain, the gentle staff at PERFECT TEETH™ is here to help. Our caring pediatric dentists know how to talk to kids to ease their worries (and yours). That’s why kids love to visit our pediatric dentists! We recommend introducing us to your youngest family member before celebrating their first birthday. This initial evaluation sets them up for healthy baby teeth and better speech. We also find that when a child builds a relationship with their dentist as a toddler, visits become more enjoyable and routine as the years go on. From infants to teenagers, our pediatric dentists are ready to care for your kids and their growing needs, from cleanings to braces and everything in between. Call one of our offices today to learn more.

Pediatrics Post-Operative Instructions

    • The sensation of being numb after the appointment is typically the most challenging aspect for a child to understand It may take 1-4 hours for the numbness to wear off
    • Avoid eating foods that require much chewing (a soft food diet is recommended)
    • Monitor your child closely so that he/she does not bite their tongue, cheek or lips
    • Have your child bite on the provided gauze until bleeding is controlled, which may take up to 30 minutes
    • Remember that your child’s cheek, lips and tongue may be numb for approximately 2-4 hours after the procedure
    • Avoid sippy cups, bottles, straws and pacifiers for the first 24 hours after the procedure. The sucking action may cause prolonged bleeding
    • Avoid salty, spicy, acidic or crunchy foods for the first 24 hours as this may irritate the extraction site. Cold and/or soft foods are a great choice (i.e. ice cream, applesauce, mac and cheese, etc.)
    • Administer children’s Tylenol or Motrin for any discomfort
    • Do not allow your child to participate in strenuous activity for the first 24 hours as this may increase bleeding from the extraction site
    • A small amount of oozing is normal; however, if bleeding becomes heavy have your child bite on a gauze or tea bag for 15 minutes
    • If bleeding continues or is not controlled, call our office immediately
    • If your child is numb, please follow the post-op instructions for numbness
    • Avoid sticky, hard candies and chewing on ice to prevent breaking the filling or crown
    • Avoid using front teeth to bite directly into hard food such as apples, carrots and corn on the cob
    • Limit drinking or eating dark colored beverages and foods as this may cause staining and discoloration of the resin material
    • It is important to note that resin fillings are prone to recurrent decay (new decay around the filling margin) and it should be brushed and flossed like a natural tooth
    • For any discomfort, Tylenol or Ibuprofen is recommended Amalga
    • If your child is numb, please follow the post-op instructions for numbness
    • The filling will not reach maximum hardness for 24 hours; therefore, a soft food diet for the day is encouraged. Milkshakes, smoothies, yogurt, applesauce and macaroni and cheese are great choices
    • To properly place the filling, work may be done below the gum line; therefore, your child’s gums may be sore for 2-3 days.
    • Your child’s gum tissue may bleed upon brushing for the next few days. To help with healing, keep the area clean by gently brushing two to three times a day and flossing
    • For any discomfort, Tylenol or Ibuprofen is recommended
pediatric dentists
pediatric dentists
pediatric dentists
pediatric dentists