Pediatric DentistryGiving children something to smile about is what we love doing day in and day out. That starts with providing high-quality pediatric dental care to children of all ages. From routine cleanings to tooth-saving crowns and everything in between, we’re here to make sure that your child has a beautiful smile, now and always.
Preventive CarePrevention is the foundation of great oral health. At Angel Smile Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a full line-up of preventive services to start your child down the path of excellent dental health.
Starting with your child’s first dental visit, our team will regularly check your child’s teeth, gums, and tongue for signs of decay or damage. Regular exams allow us to catch small issues before they become big problems. When needed, Dr. Kresevic will recommend digital X-rays.
Once your child’s teeth begin to erupt, we will also perform a cleaning at each routine appointment to ensure that those pearly whites stay nice and bright!
The mineral fluoride helps to fight tooth decay. We recommend fluoride treatments as a way to ensure that teeth are strong and protected against cavity-causing decay. Treatments are fast and easy.
We place dental sealants on children’s teeth to help prevent cavities. They act as a barrier against food and bacteria, which can get stuck in the grooves of teeth and cause decay. Placement is quick and simple, and sealants last for many years.
Baby teeth do actually serve a purpose besides just aggravating your little one as they erupt! Baby teeth keep proper spacing in the mouth while permanent teeth are coming in, and they ensure that permanent teeth have an appropriate path for the actual eruption process. So if your child loses a tooth early due to damage or other oral health issues, we may recommend space maintainers to keep your child’s mouth in good condition for the permanent tooth or teeth to come.
We only see your children twice a year, which means that at-home care is vital to ongoing oral health. Dr. Kresevic will talk with you about foods that are best for teeth, show you how to effectively floss your child’s teeth, and demonstrate proper brushing techniques so that you can continue high-quality care in between visits.
Restorative CareSometimes your child’s teeth need a little extra attention in order to get and stay healthy. That’s where our restorative services can help!
If we detect decay or a cavity, we may recommend a filling to remove the decay and seal the tooth. We use tooth-colored resin in our fillings, so they are smaller, easier to place, and look more natural.
If your child needs a crown placed on his or her tooth (because a filling isn’t sufficient or the tooth is cracked or broken), our office is equipped to design and place the crown in just one visit, which means fewer trips to the dentist for you and your child!
Just like permanent adult teeth, sometimes baby teeth get infected or damaged to the point of needing a root canal to save the tooth. Saving baby teeth is important because baby teeth maintain space needed for permanent teeth. If your child needs a root canal, rest assured that they will be kept comfortable throughout the procedure, and you will be given detailed information on how the procedure will go.
Sports DentistryIf your child or teen plays sports, especially any kind of contact sport, it’s important to make sure they have the proper gear for their mouth, in addition to the pads and helmets they need during the big game. We create athletic mouthguards that protect teeth, gums, and tongue from major injury during sports. A proper mouthguard can help prevent broken or knocked-out teeth, a bitten tongue, and much more.
Special NeedsAt Angel Smile, we are strong believers that there is no better dental care for children than the care provided by a board certified pediatric dentist. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, ABPD certifies pediatric dentist based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral healthcare for infants, kids, teens and patients with special needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that the pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience required for the delivery of quality patient care. Every child is special at Angel Smile! We provide dental care for children with special, unique needs, and our state-of-the-art practice is physically accessible for all our patients.
Dental EmergenciesAccidents happen, and when they involve your child’s teeth or mouth, they can be especially frightening. Whether it is a toothache, a broken tooth, or an injury to the soft tissue, please call our office immediately to schedule a visit for your child. We will make sure to treat the emergency promptly.
Sedation DentistryChildren often feel nervous before and during a dentist appointment, so we’ve designed an office that we know they’ll enjoy visiting. Our kid-friendly atmosphere can put even the most nervous patients at ease, and once they are in the dental chair, we offer safe and comfortable sedation options to extra nervous kids to help them feel relaxed throughout the appointment.
This sweet-smelling gas is inhaled through a comfortable mask placed over the nose. It allows the patient to feel relaxed and at ease while we work. Once we’re done, your child will feel normal after just a few breaths of regular air. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes its usage as a safe, effective technique for treating children’s needs.
Oral conscious sedation is recommended for very anxious patients to minimize physical discomfort and pain, or in cases of young children needing extensive dental treatment. The sedative will be administered in the office based on the patient’s weight. Vital signs will be monitored throughout the entire treatment. Your child will keep all their natural reflexes, may become drowsy, but will not be unconscious.
If your child requires general anesthesia for a procedure, we will complete their dental work at the hospital, so your child will be monitored the entire time by a pediatric anesthesiologist.
For some more invasive procedures, we may recommend IV sedation. If we do, a certified anesthesiologist will come to the office to administer and monitor the sedation carefully throughout the procedure.