A Child’s First Dental Visit

A Child’s First Dental Visit
A Child's First Dental VisitWhen should your child first see a dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children should have their first dental visit at age 1.At your child's first visit, the dentist can give you information on: Baby bottle tooth decay Infant feeding practicesRead more

Dental Sleep Medicine

Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental Sleep MedicineAs health care providers, our priority is keeping you and your family healthy. During each new patient and oral hygiene exam, Dr. Viernes will conduct an airway/sleep screening. First, parents/patients will have a short sleep questionnaire to fill out in addition to the medical historyRead more

Crowns

Crowns
CrownsA crown is the prescribed course of treatment when the a tooth cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Because it encases the entire tooth surface to strengthen, protect and restore the tooth structure it to its original shape and size your doctors atRead more

Space Maintainers

Space Maintainers
Space MaintainersA space maintainer is a custom-made dental appliance, either removable or cemented into a child's mouth to keep the necessary space open to allow for a permanent tooth to erupt and come into place. Baby teeth are important to the development of the teeth, jaw bonesRead more

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver Diamine FluorideSilver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an FDA approved antibiotic liquid substance clinically applied to a child's teeth to help prevent tooth cavities (or caries) from forming, growing, or spreading to other teeth. While the preferred method for treatment of teeth with decay is removing theRead more

Sealants

Sealants
SealantsYour Detail Dental Kids dentist may recommend preventive sealants to help protect your child's teeth from cavities. Sealants are a thin protective layer applied to the pits and fissures (depressions and grooves) of the back teeth to help prevent cavities. This tooth-colored coating is painted over cariesRead more

Root Canals in Primary Teeth

Root Canals in Primary Teeth
Root Canals in Primary TeethRoot canal treatment in a primary tooth is often the most remembered dental experience for a child and often forms their opinion about going to the dentist later in life. For some children, simply the memory is a trauma in itself. But itRead more

Fillings

Fillings
FillingsA filling or restoration may be necessary for the treatment of decay in a tooth. Each tooth is evaluated for defects in the surface of the tooth through a manual exam and a thorough radiographic evaluation. Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that creates a cavity orRead more

Extractions

Extractions
ExtractionsIf your child is experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us at 317-329-7373. If your child is in severe pain, visit a 24/7 emergency office right away if we unavailable to assist you. Our doctors may extract a tooth for a variety of reasons. In cases whereRead more

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies
Dental EmergenciesIf your child is experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us at 317-329-7373. If your child is in severe pain, visit a 24/7 emergency office right away if we unavailable to assist you. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between savingRead more