Pediatric Dentistry In Shreveport
We know that a positive experience at the dentist sets up a strong foundation of good oral hygiene for children. As a parent himself, Dr. Simpson understands how important it is for parents to make sure your child feels safe and happy in our care and received the best pediatric dentistry services available.
Whether your child needs a blanket and a calm movie to feel comfortable, or wants to listen to music during their visit, we’re here to make their visit to our Shreveport dental office a positive one!
Pediatric Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Simpson to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child.
Dr. Simpson may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Protective Pediatric Dental Sealants
Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars. At South Shreveport Dental, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At South Shreveport Dental, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
Baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth. If your child’s tooth suffers a large cavity, the bacteria can damage the pulp inside the tooth, causing pain and inflammation.
When the soft tissue inside the pulp chamber becomes infected or inflamed, Dr. Simpson might recommend a pulpotomy. Instead of removing the entire tooth, Dr. Simpson will put a medicated filling into the pulp chamber to try to keep the remaining pulp inside the tooth alive and healthy.
We’re always happy to help you understand what good dental hygiene means for your child.
Our philosophy here is that all teeth are important to take great care of, even primary teeth. That’s why we like to start young by taking care of your child’s periodontal and dental needs. You can never start too early!
Pediatric Dental Amenities
Making your child feel comfortable at our Shreveport dental office is a high priority for Dr, Simpson and our entire team. We know that it often takes more than a friendly smile from the doctor to help a child relax, so we’ve taken time to stock our office with kid-friendly amenities to help children of all ages feel comfortable during their visit:
- Delicious snacks and drinks in the lobby
- Comfy pillows and blankets
- Overhead TVs with movies and cartoons
- Music headphones
- Treasure chest with prizes
Let us know how we can make your child feel at home in our dental office and we’re happy to accommodate your child’s unique needs.
Give South Shreveport Dental a call to schedule your child’s visit today. We’ll do everything possible to make sure they have a fun and comfortable visit that sets them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
At South Shreveport Dental, we use laser dentistry procedures to give our patients a more comfortable dental treatment experience in a shorter time.