At Sprout Kids Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive selection of kids’ dentistry services so that we can help set your child up for success. At our comfortable and kid-friendly office, you can feel confident that your child’s oral health is in good hands. Here are some of the many services available at our Quincy, MA office.
LAUGHING GAS (NITROUS OXIDE)
Helping your child feel comfortable during treatment is our priority. A mixture of oxygen and nitrogen, laughing gas can help your child relax during treatments where they might otherwise feel anxious or uncomfortable.
HOSPITAL DENTISTRY UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA
Children who would be very uncomfortable or apprehensive about dental treatment can benefit from general anesthesia. This type of dentistry is performed at the nearby Franciscan Children’s Hospital so that your child can be continuously monitored by an anesthesiologist in a safe environment.
IN-OFFICE SLEEP DENTISTRY
Dental treatments for children can be performed using IV sedation, a process sometimes called sleep dentistry. Sleep dentistry can be very beneficial for anxious or special needs children who require more extensive dental care.
Fillings are the best way to prevent and restore tooth decay, especially for children. Fillings can be scary and it’s normal for your child to feel anxious. We use oral sedation or nitrous oxide along with local anesthesia to ensure your child can relax.
INFANT ORAL CARE
It’s essential to start as early as possible when it comes to caring for your child’s teeth. A pediatric dentist specializing in infant oral care can help you learn more about how to care for your infant’s teeth, navigate the teething process, and more.
TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
We offer tooth colored fillings to help your child feel more confident about their smile after a restoration. We take every step to ensure your child feels comfortable and relaxed during a filling procedure.
Sealants are a form of specialized resin that can be applied to the teeth to help protect against bacteria and decay. Your child can benefit from sealants as early as age six in order to prevent the buildup of plaque.
X-rays can help your pediatric dentist identify any problems with your child’s oral health and take appropriate action. We perform quick and pain-free x-rays at our Quincy, MA office to help guide your child’s dental treatment plan.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can help strengthen your child’s teeth and prevent decay. We provide fluoride treatments during check-ups and cleaning appointments to help your child maintain good oral health for years to come.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid (consisting of Silver and Fluoride) clinically applied to control active dental caries and prevent further spread of the disease. While the ideal way to treat decayed teeth is to remove decay and place a restoration, Silver Diamine is an alternative treatment that allows your child’s pediatric dentist to slow down the progression of decay using a noninvasive method. This treatment is particularly useful for toddlers, or young children with or without special healthcare needs who would be unable to complete typical treatment. Careful considerations must include the fact that Silver Diamine will permanently stain the decayed area of the tooth black. Healthy tooth structure will not be stained black. In certain instances, stained tooth structure may be replaced with a filling or crown in the future if your child becomes more cooperative for typical treatment.
NEW PATIENT EXAMS
Going to the dentist for the first time can be scary for many children, but we take every step to accommodate your child’s needs and help ease any fears. During a new patient appointment, our goal is to meet you and your child to learn more and answer your questions.
ROUTINE CHECK-UPS AND CLEANINGS
Routine check-ups and cleanings are an essential step in helping your child learn good oral health habits. Regular appointments with a dentist will set them up for success and help them feel confident going to the dentist as a teen and beyond.
Extractions can be scary for people of any age, especially children. However, our goal is to keep your child relaxed and comfortable with our kid-friendly office and the best anesthetic options. Our team will discuss your child’s dental care plan at length so you both know what to expect.
Pediatric crowns may be an option for your child if cavities and decay begin to spread. There are a few different options for crown materials and our team will help you select the best option for your child’s needs.
NERVE TREATMENT (PULPOTOMY)
Cavities can sometimes affect the nerve or pulp inside a tooth. A pulpotomy is a procedure that removes the damaged part of the nerve to preserve the health of the overall tooth. Since this procedure can cause anxiety, we typically use laughing gas to help your child relax.
Pediatric dental emergencies can be stressful but our team will take every step to schedule a prompt appointment. If your child experiences an emergency or sudden health concern, we can provide expert pediatric care.
SPECIALS NEEDS PATIENTS
Our team specializes in providing expert dental care for children with special healthcare needs. We can accommodate a wide variety of special needs patients with a compassionate, understanding, and patient approach to pediatric dentistry.
Schedule an Appointment
At Sprout Kids Dentistry, we’re passionate about providing exceptional care for children. To schedule an appointment at our Quincy, MA office, contact us today by calling or filling out our online form.
About Quincy, MA
Quincy, Massachusetts is one of the largest suburbs of the Metropolitan Boston area. It was famously home to two United States presidents (John Adams and John Quincy Adams) and today is home to a many private and public education centers including Eastern Nazarene College and Quincy College, one of the only community colleges in the country to be operated under the city rather than state. Sprout Kids Dentistry is located right in downtown Quincy, MA.