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This includes, but is not limited to, comprehensive pediatric dentistry, orthodontics bracesand wisdom tooth removal. From birth to braces and beyond! Another benefit of having most services at our office is that you will have the same dentist and same dental team that you know and trust doing your treatment each and every time.
One great service we provide is in-office conscious oral sedation dentistry. Not all pediatric dentists in the Greater New Orleans area provide this service and instead, choose to treat these patients under general anesthesia at the hospital.
Our in-office sedation allows your child to be treated in our office with you present by their side for the entire treatment. In certain circumstances, some children do need to be treated at a hospital, and we provide that service as well. Remember, Dr. Nathan and his team provide pediatric dental services based on the recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry www.
We will also administer nitrous oxide laughing gas, see other section on this to better help your child relax. The combination of the liquid and the laughing gas makes most children relaxed and comfortable enough to handle the dental treatment.
Please do NOT tell your child this is going to happen and let us word all treatment in a kid-friendly manner. This in-office oral sedation procedure does typically make your child a little sleepy but does not put them to sleep. Most patients are fine to walk on their own afterwards but should not return Need a great big one school that day. They can return to school and normal activities the following day. All of our dental assistants are certified in CPR and will be constantly monitoring your child with the required monitoring equipment to ensure their safety.
In addition, Dr. He has undergone extensive specialty training in conscious oral sedation during his 2-year pediatric dental residency and maintains an active Conscious Sedationas issued by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. As an added safety measure, we only use sedative drugs that have a reversal agent drug if needed. Safety is our top priority and is taken very seriously at our office.
Every measure will be taken to ensure the safety of all of our patients. This type of sedation not indicated on any patient below the age of 2. If your child is under the age of 2, then they may be a different type of sedation called IV sedation.
If recommended for your child, Dr. Nathan and his team will discuss these procedures thoroughly with you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking dental x-rays on children on a periodic basis to evaluate for cavities, infections, missing teeth, proper growth and development of the jaws and teeth, and other potential problems that cannot be properly diagnosed with a regular visual exam.
At our office, we strive to expose your child to the least amount of radiation as necessary. This includes our bitewings, periapicals, cephalometric, and panoramic x-ray machines. Historically, x-rays have not been digital and thus created larger amounts of radiation. Need a great big one our all digital x-rays, we can greatly reduce the amount of radiation by more than 50 percent we expose your child to. This is something very unique to our office, as there are some offices in the Greater New Orleans area that do not use all digital x-ray machines.
We also have all our patients wear an approved leaded apron with a thyroid collar to further decrease the radiation exposure. Our all digital x-rays produce instant, high quality images that can be viewed immediately by Dr. Nathan, his team, and you and your.
No more waiting around for x-rays to develop. Being all-digital, we can also these x-rays to you or other dental specialists if needed. Intraoral Cameras Another unique piece of technology we have at our office is an intra-oral camera.
Then, Dr. This camera creates no radiation to be concerned about. In certain cases, we can merely take a photo of a tooth, and not expose your child to any radiation x-rays at all. Everyone thinks it is really cool, and the kids love it! Able to be applied in one visit, there is no sedation or anesthetic necessary. Most insurances pay for sealants. They are not a guarantee that your child will never get cavities, and they do not go between the teeth. Therefore, brushing and flossing at home is still important and encouraged. With the proper care, sealants can last a lifetime.
Brushing and flossing helps remove the harmful bacteria and food from the teeth, gums, and tongue. Some teeth can come in earlier; some can come in later. This should be written on the toothpaste box. Brush twice daily morning and night and floss nightly. Only use a smear amount of toothpaste in children under age 2, since most children will swallow it. Over age Need a great big one, use a pea-size amount of toothpaste.
Do not rinse afterwards with water, as it rinses away the beneficial fluoride and other ingredients. This is a common mistake. When brushing, most children will need their parents help and supervision until about age Start flossing when teeth touch each other, as the toothbrush bristles cannot adequately clean in between teeth that are touching.
This age varies. Children typically start to lose their front bottom baby teeth at around age and start to get permanent molars in the back at age 6. These permanent molars do not push out any baby teeth, but come in behind the baby Need a great big one. Keep in mind that most children will keep some baby teeth baby molars in the back until age These teeth and all baby teeth are important for eating, talking, and guiding the permanent teeth into their natural positions.
Children are not born with the bacteria that causes cavities. It is usually transferred to them by their mothers or fathers. If the parent has a lot of dental decay high amounts of bacteriathen they can transfer the bacteria to their child, making them more susceptible to getting cavities. Avoid sharing food, drinks, and eating utensils with people who have a history of or present dental decay. Unfortunately, sugar in some form or another is present in almost everything we eat and drink.
Milk, juice, infant formula, breast milk, fruit, and vegetables all have natural sugar. Lactose is the sugar in breast milk. Dextrose, corn syrup, fructose, glucose, and sucrose are all sugars that can cause cavities and are added to processed foods. Even ketchup, for example, has sugar in it. Avoid allowing your child to fall asleep with a bottle or sippy cup of milk, juice, tea, or Coke. They can have these things before bed, but it is important to clean their teeth prior to falling asleep. Breast feeding at night can also lead to cavities. Of course, we understand that each case is different and there may be other health issues that require nightime liquids.
However, rinsing with water or brushing again is always a beneficial option as well. Avoid having your child walk around all day with a sippy cup unless it is just water. Constantly sipping on a sugary liquid can quickly cause cavities as the teeth are always in contact with sugar. Have your child quickly drink the liquid in a set amount of time. Limit juice to ounces per day.
Juice has little nutritional value and is mostly empty calories. A lot of the early childhood cavities that we see are related to the frequency of juice drinking. Water is what your child needs. If your child does drink juice, add water to the juice to dilute it. Avoid sugary breakfast cereals. Most children eat breakfast and then rush off to school without brushing their teeth. This leaves the sugar on their teeth all day.
Try to brush after breakfast. Avoid sugary snacks late at night. This is not only bad for their teeth, but can make them hyperactive from the sugar rush.
Even with proper brushing, some sugar is still left behind on the teeth. Sugarless gum, especially those with Xylitol, can actually help prevent cavities. Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar that cannot be metabolized by the bacteria to create the acid that causes cavities. Look for this ingredient on the gum packaging.
The medical term for this is topical or local anesthesia. If your child hears any of these words, they may become very upset and not allow any treatment to be done. Nathan and our well-trained team to speak with your child on their level to answer any questions your child may have. We do this everyday and want it to be as easy for you and your child as possible. We decide how much local anesthesia numbing medicine to give your child by basing it on their weight and treatment needs. As mentioned in sections, we typically use nitrous oxide or some type of sedation to make the procedure easy for your child, before even starting the numbing process.
Each injection can be different, and each child can react very differently to the injection.
Please do NOT tell them what happened, as they may then get upset and may not continue to cooperate that day or another day if we have to do this again. Please do NOT tell them it is over until Dr. Nathan says is it is over. Each case varies on the amount and of injections that are needed to properly numb your. Most children become adequately numb in around minutes.Need a great big one
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