Pediatric Dentists in Easton, PA
Fabey Dental provides pediatric dentistry in Easton, PA. Call 610-810-2704 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
As a family dental practice, we provide care for patients of all ages, including children. Your child’s early experiences with their dentist are critical—when children view dental visits as a positive experience, it helps lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our pediatric dental services include:
Preventive and Diagnostic Care – Preventive care is the most important aspect of pediatric dentistry. With regular dental cleanings and exams every six months, we can prevent tooth decay and other potential problems. We also offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to keep cavities from forming.
Restorative Treatments – When a tooth is damaged or decayed, we use safe restorative treatments like dental fillings and crowns to improve its strength, function, and appearance.
Interceptive Orthodontics – Interceptive orthodontics allows us to influence the jaw as it grows and develops to prevent orthodontic problems from occurring. This is a more effective approach to orthodontics that can minimize your child’s time spent in braces.
Cosmetic Dentistry – We offer dental bonding and teeth whitening treatments to correct minor aesthetic imperfections like chips and discoloration.
Sedation Dentistry for Children – Although it’s best for children to be active participants in their dental care, there are some situations in which sedation is needed. We offer nitrous oxide and general anesthesia in these circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
At what age should a child start seeing the dentist?
Children should start seeing a dentist around their first birthday, or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, whichever comes first.
Do you need to fill cavities in baby teeth?
Yes, in most circumstances, cavities in baby teeth need to be filled. The exception to this is if a tooth is on the verge of falling out. If we were to extract the tooth instead, a space maintainer would be needed to keep neighboring teeth from shifting into the open space and preventing the adult tooth from erupting property. If, on the other hand, we simply let the cavity go untreated, the decay can spread to other teeth, cause infection, and result in painful toothaches.
How often do children need to see the dentist?
Just like adults, children need to see the dentist for comprehensive exams and dental cleanings every six months. This allows us to identify and treat minor issues before they become big problems.
When should a child start brushing their teeth?
If your child has teeth, you should be brushing them. Even as teeth are just beginning to emerge from the gums, you can start brushing with a soft-bristled or silicone toothbrush and a dot of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice.
Should I sedate my child for dental work?
If your child has special needs or is particularly anxious about a procedure, it may be a good idea to consider sedation. Nitrous oxide is an excellent solution for most patients, with very little risk and only mild side effects like nausea and lightheadedness.
Call 610-810-2704 to schedule your appointment with a pediatric dentist.