At Buxton Family Dental we love seeing children! We understand that each child has their own personality and needs. We do our best to accommodate each child and make their visit to the dentist a positive experience.
Some of the most common procedures we perform for our smallest patients involve the following:
Exam, Cleaning, Xrays, Fluoride Application, Oral Hygiene Instruction
Sealants & Fillings
Extractions & Space Maintenance
Pulpotomies & Stainless Steel Crowns
For more information on any of these procedures, please contact us at Buxton Family Dental and set up an appointment for your little one.
Taking care of your child’s mouth is a little different than taking care of your own. As your child grows and their mouth continuously changes, you’ll need to make some changes yourself. We’re more than happy to guide you through the rapidly changing stages of your child’s mouth. Baby teeth may fall out one day, but they do serve a purpose now and play a crucial role in preparing the mouth for the permanent teeth that will follow.
If your child has some dental needs, we promise to do our best to make them comfortable and complete their needed dental work in a quick and simple manner. Our overall goal is to build a trusting relationship with your child and the dental profession in general. Many fears and anxieties that adults experience stem from an unpleasant experience they may have had as a child. Here are some of the ways we help our pediatric patients relax in our office:
Strong topical anesthetic that numbs the tissues before any needed injections.
Tell-Show-Do: This is a technique most pediatric specialists use to put your child at ease. Before we do anything, we’ll tell your child about it and show them if applicable. This way there are no surprises and no misleading messages. Most children do incredibly well if you treat them the way you would like to be treated.
Overhead Movies: Many kids relax quite well with some headphones and a good movie to watch while their dental work is completed.
Laughing Gas: For the slightly anxious kiddos we recommend nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” to help them relax just that extra little bit that they might need.
If your child has difficulty cooperating or struggles greatly with dental anxiety we may recommend treatment by a specialist called a pedodontist or pediatric dentist. These specialists have access to more advanced forms of sedation that will help your child get comfortably complete their dental work without making their first experience with the dentist a traumatic one. With time and a few pleasant dental appointments behind them, most kids can acquire skills that will make them a fearless dental patient for life.
You can reach Buxton Family Dental at 970-482-6333 or go to our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.