Minimally invasive dentistry for kids
Minimally Invasive Dentistry for Kids Near Cleveland
When tooth decay occurs, the dental team at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry offers minimally invasive dentistry for kids. This approach to treating tooth decay means less drilling and pain-free options for our patients.
What is Minimally Invasive Dentistry?
At its core, minimally invasive dentistry focuses on preserving as much healthy mouth tissue and tooth structure as possible. In other words, it strives to avoid the old drill-and-fill approach to treating cavities. In order to accomplish this goal as much as possible, minimally invasive dentistry focuses on the following four key principles:
Focuses on Cavity Prevention
Preventing cavities requires more than flossing and brushing twice a day (although that’s a critical part!). Preventing cavities in your child also means understanding how food choices and airway health impact your child’s chances of getting dental caries.
Assesses Risks Carefully
Some children are more prone to cavities than others. Family history, food choices and frequency of snacking, brushing habits, tongue posture, airway health, sleep habits, tooth structure and spacing, and so many more factors work in combination to determine your child’s risk of developing cavities. Carefully assessing all your child’s risk factors plays an important role in cavity prevention.
Intervenes Sooner, Rather Than Later
Catching tooth decay early means more treatment options. Minimally invasive dentistry treats small problems, so they do not turn into large ones.
Utilizes Drill-Free Cavity Treatment Options
Three of the most exciting options available at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry are laser dentistry, silver diamine fluoride treatments, and Hall Crowns. All of these options allow our dentists to treat cavities virtually pain-free while maintaining more of the healthy tooth structure.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Dentistry for Kids
A clear focus on prevention, long with nutrition and airway health guidance results in fewer cavities for kids.
Drill-free options means no needles or lingering numbness for cavity treatment, and prevention prevents toothaches!
Fewer Dental Visits
With fewer cavities, less treatment is needed. Laser dentistry also means fewer visits when treatment is needed.
Better Airway Health
Helping children breathe correctly with airway assessments means a lifetime of better sleep and oral health.
Optimal Jaw & Facial Growth
Maintaining more healthy tooth structure, along with improved tongue function and posture means optimal development.
Positive View of Oral Health
Dental visits are more positive and pain-free, so kids learn to relax and enjoy the dentist for a lifetime of oral health!
Of course, traditional dentistry techniques and treatments are still available for those situations where minimally invasive treatment is not possible. At Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, the ultimate goal is always to provide patients with the best treatment options for their specific situation.
Minimally Invasive Dental Treatments at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry
Dental sealants prevent cavities by painting a protective barrier on chewing surfaces of molars (back teeth).
SDF Treatment arrests cavities by painting silver diamine fluoride onto the decay, no drilling or needles required!
Laser dentistry removes decay while keeping more of the healthy tooth intact, using less drilling and less anesthetic.
This type of crown suffocates decay by placing a silver cap over it, without the need for any anesthetic, needles, or drilling to remove tooth structure.
Laser treatment for tongue tie and/or lip tie releases tethered tissue with less bleeding and pain while restoring optimal tongue posture and function.
This hybrid filling restores tooth form and function by first having SDF placed, followed by a drill-free filling on top of the tooth.
Airway Health Coordinated Care
Airway health (nasal breathing) large part of the prevent-focused care model at the core of minimally invasive dentistry Connects patients with needed services to ensure nasal breathing can occur which plays a key role in oral and overall health.
GBPD is Home to the Best Pediatric Dentists in Northeast Ohio
Dr. Rachel Rosen and Dr. Laura Adelman remain committed to bringing children in Northeast Ohio the best pediatric dentistry techniques available. Minimally invasive dentistry for kids is one way in which they do so. They are accepting new patients under the age of twelve at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry (GBPD) in Twinsburg, Ohio. Call or fill out our Request an Appointment form to schedule an appointment for your child with them today.