Pediatric Dental Services in Helena, MT
Our goal at Pediatric Dentistry is to make dental care a fun experience for children. We are committed to helping children learn the importance of good dental health habits. We focus on building relationships with our patients to ensure their dental experience is comfortable and positive. Our doctors specialize solely in pediatric dentistry and provide the highest quality of care for their infant patients all the way through adolescence. For more information about the services we provide, please contact us by calling 406-449-0189.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Our staff is focused on oral hygiene of every patient because we know how important it is to establish good dental care at any early age. We clean the mouth to help prevent bacteria growth, which directly contributes to cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, and other dental disorders. Along with regular brushing and flossing, we utilize fluoride treatments and dental sealants to prevent cavities. We keep parents informed throughout the entire process!
Extractions of baby teeth and sometimes permanent teeth may be indicated to help improve the growth of your child’s jaws and to encourage teeth to grow into a better more functional position. Other extractions include taking out a tooth that is not repairable due to excessive decay.
Metal Free Fillings
New advances in fillings now allow us to provide metal free fillings and replace them with tooth colored and composite fillings. This results in more natural looking smiles and are much less noticeable. We are also committed to using mercury-free fillings in order to provide our patients with alternatives. We are happy to provide alternatives to the traditional metal filling including mercury free fillings.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in many of the foods we eat, and in many city’s tap water. What makes fluoride good for teeth, especially for children, is the mineral helps prevent cavities by making the enamel (the tooth’s surface) more resistant to acid. Plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth attack the tooth’s surface and can begin decaying the tooth and cause cavities.
X-rays are a vital part to an overall dental program, as they allow dentists to see below the surface of the tooth and gums. For children, x-rays help monitor tooth development, tooth growth as well as check for decay. We are proud to provide this technology to our patients. Rather than using darkroom and film, which are harmful to the environment, our x-rays are sent electronically and stored digitally on a computer. Another huge benefit to digital x-rays is patients are exposed to 90% less radiation than from traditional methods.
Sealants are a dental treatment that helps prevent tooth decay, by acting as a barrier from plaque and acids on the tooth’s surface. This can help aid in the prevention of cavities in early childhood on newly erupted teeth.
Nitrous Oxide & General Anesthesia
If your child is anxious or scared about dental work that is required we are able to provide multiple in office sedation options and general anesthesia in a hospital setting when necessary. Our doctors will be able to help you choose the safest method of sedation for your child so they have a positive dental experience.
Emergency Dental Services
If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, Pediatric Dentistry provides a full-range of same-day emergency services. We realize through children’s natural curiosity that accidents happen, and we want to be there to help! We are committed to providing your child with the treatment they need and deserve. If you are in need of emergency dental care, please contact our office immediately at 406-449-0189 for care and after hour instructions.