Patient Services | Sprout Kids Dentistry in Quincy, MA | Sprout

TREATMENT AND SERVICES

We’re experts specializing in pediatric dentistry with one clear goal in mind— to change the way kids feel about going to the dentist. We’ve taken conventional dentistry and turned it on its head to create a feel good do-good pediatric practice where dentistry is easier, collaborative learning is fun, play is encouraged, and being different is celebrated. Our quality dental care is centered on comfort, safety, and an eco-friendly attitude inspired by kids for kids. Everything we do is guided by our vision—Healthier Kids. Happier People. Better World.

infant oral care

Taking care of your baby’s first teeth is a very important step in setting the stage for a healthy mouth. We can help guide you through all the stages of your child’s oral care needs.

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Radiographs (X-Rays)

X-rays are an important part of the pre-assessment process for all dental procedures. They allow our team to confidently diagnose cavities. Today, x-rays are much more accurate than those of the past, so tooth decay and periodontal bone loss are easier to assess and diagnose.

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New Patient Exams

At Sprout Kids Dentistry, we understand that it is very important to make your child’s first visit as positive as possible. During your child’s first exam at Sprout Kids Dentistry, you will meet our warm and friendly team and have the opportunity to discuss your child’s medical history.

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Routine Check-ups and Cleanings

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important in getting your child used to a dental setting, as well as keeping your child’s mouth and teeth healthy. During the visit, we will examine your child’s teeth, gums, jaw, and bite.

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fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that naturally occurs in many foods and water. It has been shown to dramatically decrease the chances of forming cavities by strengthening the tooth’s enamel against acid attacks. It can also reverse early decay.

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Protective Sealants

Protective sealants are clear or shaded BPA-free resin applied to the teeth to protect them from cavities. They fill in the grooved surfaces of the teeth, as well as the back surfaces of some upper front teeth that can be hard to clean with a toothbrush.

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Tooth Colored Fillings

If, during a dental exam, cavities are identified, a filling may be necessary to restore the tooth. Digital x-rays and a tooth exam can help to identify areas of decay. Tooth colored fillings can help to restore the damaged tooth, while keeping the natural look of your child’s smile.

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Silver Fillings

During your child’s dental exam, we may identify cavities through the use of x-rays and an exam. If found, cavities must be treated with a filling. Silver fillings are a reliable option to restore a tooth.

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Pediatric Crowns

Because the enamel of baby teeth is thinner, cavities can spread more easily and affect a larger area of a tooth. When this occurs, a crown may be the best way to protect the tooth from extraction.

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Extractions

When a child’s tooth is so badly decayed that even a baby root canal will not save the tooth, an extraction must be done. A tooth could also be extracted if it is crowding other teeth, or is fractured beyond repair.

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Nerve Treatment (Pulpotomy)

A pulpotomy may be needed when the nerve or pulp tissue of a baby tooth is affected by a large cavity. A pulpotomy is recommended to prevent a dental abscess or loss of the tooth.

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Space Maintainers

When a child loses a baby tooth prematurely and the permanent tooth has not come in yet, a space can be left, which can allow neighboring teeth to drift into that space. Space maintainers prevent this from happening, ensuring that your child’s smile looks the best it can!

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Custom Athletic Mouthguards

When taking part in sports or athletic activities, children can be at risk for dental trauma. Custom athletic mouthguards are a great way to protect your child’s teeth to keep them healthy and happy!

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Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)

Laughing gas is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. It is administered to the child using a facemask that goes over the nose. After the mask is in place, your child will smell a sweet smell and begin to feel relaxed or giddy. It works by raising the pain threshold, which makes a patient more comfortable during a procedure.

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Hospital Dentistry under General Anesthesia

General anesthesia in a hospital setting is used for very apprehensive children, very young children, and special needs children who would not do well with in-office sedation. General anesthesia puts your child in a sleep-like state, so that they will not be aware of anything happening during the dental procedure.

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