Emergencies happen. If your child is dealing with trauma or an infection, please call the office to help us guide you to the best outcome.
The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) recommends that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday. It may seem early, but it’s easier to be cavity free if the cavities have not yet started. It’s important to establish dental habits that will allow your child to have great oral care. It’s also a great time to answer questions that parents have about the dental journey their child is about to embark on.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We offer routine dental cleanings, radiographs and topical fluoride to help aid in the goal of a cavity free childhood. Sealants sometimes help in that goal. If a referral to the orthodontist is required as we monitor growth and development, we will make sure you know what to do next.
Sometimes cavities happen, in spite of our best efforts. Baby teeth are important and most can be fixed. White fillings, metal caps and baby root canals are some of the ways that we can keep the teeth around for the tooth fairy. If the tooth fairy needs the tooth a bit earlier than expected, we can discuss that as well.
We offer laughing gas, oral sedation and deep sedation to allow your child to complete their dental treat in a comfortable and safe environment. Sometimes older children need some help in order to deal with their dental fear and sedation is a great option. For a lot of work, or for those suffering from dental anxiety, deep sedation allows the work to be completed in one appointment without them being awake.