What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the oral cavity and all aspects of primary dental care for children. Pediatric dentistry services are tailored to the needs of children and infants.
Pediatric dentistry services include:
- conducting regular dental exams for healthy teeth and gums
- providing baby teeth cleaning
- providing dental sealants to prevent tooth decay
- giving fluoride treatments to prevent decalcification of the teeth
- providing pediatric oral sedation when a child needs extensive dental treatment
The Importance of Early Dental Care
Pediatric Dentists help children maintain good oral health. We make dental care fun, friendly, and easy for child patients because dental care is essential to their health and confidence.
Early dental visits with a dentist are essential for kids because:
- Early exams can detect signs of tooth decay, which is important because baby teeth have soft tissue that can be affected by cavities.
- Sealants protect a child’s teeth from getting cavities.
- Oral sedation allows pediatric dentists to conduct exams on children who suffer from anxiety during dental care.
- Braces and dental implants restore a child’s smile and teeth if they are missing, crooked, or overcrowded.
Types of Pediatric Dental Care Services
A pediatric dentist provides many treatments to keep children’s teeth healthy. When you start your child with regular dental care from an early age, you promote good hygiene habits that will last throughout adulthood.
Cleaning and X-Rays
An oral hygienist does thorough cleanings and X-rays to remove plaque and tartar from teeth to provide a clean and perfect smile.
Braces can help fix crooked or overcrowded teeth in patients’ mouths. The DDS team at Lake Jeanette will help decide what type of braces your child needs and help you determine what will fit best for your budget.
For problems that cannot wait, Lake Jeanette Dentistry can provide emergency care right away. For example, if you or your child have broken a tooth, have facial swelling, or experienced trauma to the mouth, you should visit the office immediately.
Invisalign is an excellent braces choice for those who are self-conscious about the traditional look of braces but need a straight smile. It is a perfect option for adults and children, as Invisalign allows for easy care and can be removed for eating and drinking.
At Lake Jeanette, we offer several different types of crowns, depending on the patient’s needs. Crowns protect the teeth and act as a normal part of the tooth. They are used to cover damaged teeth.
Orthodontics for Kids, Teens, and Adults
Parents can be concerned about the healthy growth of their child’s mouth, and the doctors at Lake Jeanette can help. Whether the child has a genetic condition, thumb sucking, or tooth movement, the friendly dental staff will treat kids to improve their smiles and ensure permanent teeth grow correctly.
Our DDS staff at Lake Jeanette offers a complete treatment plan for patients of any age. We keep a patient’s dental health in mind to ensure they always have the best smile for a lifetime.
Benefits of Visiting the Dentist Regularly With Your Child
Visiting the dentist regularly is a crucial step to prevent tooth decay and other complications. To provide the best dental care for children, they need to conduct regular exams and cleanings.
Regular dental exams can prevent any problems that may arise and allow dentists to monitor your children’s oral health. Additionally, dentists have pediatric preventive techniques such as pediatric sealants designed to protect a child’s teeth from getting cavities.
Kids can feel stressed when they visit a dentist for the first time. But, at Lake Jeannette, the experience is fun, gentle, and friendly. Our staff at Lake Jeannette Pediatric Dentistry always welcomes their patients and creates beautiful smiles.
What Sets Lake Jeannette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Apart
Lake Jeannette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry has won the title of “Best in the Triad” (Greensboro, Winston Salem, Kernersville, and Burlington) six times since we opened our practice. We offer pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in one office to serve children’s needs in North Carolina. You can trust that our team will always put your children’s health first and make them feel comfortable.
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist Dr. Michael A. Ignelzi Jr., DDS, Ph.D., PA
Dr. Ignelzi Jr. has been voted the “Best Orthodontist in the Triad” twice and is the Triad’s only dual-trained Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is also a member of many dentistry associations.
More About the Most Trusted Practice in Greensboro, NC
Our doctors at Lake Jeannette understand the importance of comprehensive care for you and your kids. On the first visit, we will go over the past dental history and the current dental needs of your child to put together a full treatment plan. Then, we can perform any oral health services, from cleanings to orthodontic care, right in the comfort of the office.
A child’s first time visiting a dental office can be scary. However, new patients can expect a welcoming experience when visiting Lake Jeannette. Our office is known for having a friendly and knowledgeable staff, a relaxed environment, and services for the whole family—from infants, children, teens, and parents. Every child deserves to feel comfortable and to have the best experience while at their dentist visits!
Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry contribute to the community of Greensboro, NC, in many ways. We support over 25 schools and many non-profits. We believe that care goes beyond the office, and we feel strongly about serving the members of our community.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
For more information about scheduling an appointment or free consultation from the most trusted and knowledgeable staff in the Greensboro, NC area, visit www.smilegreensboro.com or contact us by phone at 336-286-0200. We are located at 3901 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27455