Petaluma Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric DentistryPetaluma, CA

No matter how much parents/guardians monitor a child’s brushing and oral hygiene routine, regular dental checkups are a necessity. However, it can be challenging to get children motivated or comfortable with visiting the dentist. Fortunately, our team of board-certified pediatric dentists can help to create a positive experience for the child during the appointment.

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Pediatric Dentistry

At Raymond A. Ramos, DDS & Associates, we strive to help ease children into dental treatment with patients and professional techniques. Our goal is to prevent infection and other oral health issues with professional pediatric dental treatment. We customize the treatment to meet the health needs of children so as to not hinder the development of their teeth, speech and overall growth.

With pediatric dentistry, it is possible to help your child receive the proper care for maintaining healthy teeth.

While general dentistry can help treat patients of varying ages from kids around 10 years of age to adults, it may not always provide the specialized care that children need. With our pediatric dentistry, we can help to set the groundwork and foundation for healthy teeth. Along with regular cleanings, we can help to provide preventive care by searching for early warning signs of oral health issues.

Pediatric dentistry services we offer patients include:

  • Baby root canals
  • Child dental cleanings
  • Dental sealants for kids
  • Dental fillings for kids

Along with pediatric dentistry, we can also act as a sedation dentist. As a sedation dentist, we have gone through the proper training to provide children with dental sedation in the instances where they have difficulty sitting still during an appointment or remaining calm. Depending on the procedure, patient and what we need to do, we will go over various sedation options with the parent/guardian before proceeding.

Types of Pediatric Dentistry Services

People may not realize baby teeth are a crucial component to healthy adult teeth. Losing baby teeth too early can result in a crooked smile or shifting teeth. Along with that, removing an infected tooth is not always the healthiest course of action for one’s adult teeth. With our treatment, we can help to prevent decay and any infections from spreading to other teeth and the rest of the mouth.

We understand that parents/guardians may have multiple questions about their child’s oral health care and what pediatric dental appointments entail. With that in mind, here are a few of the procedures we provide and details on each of them.

Baby Root Canals

A baby root canal involves preserving as much of the tooth as possible by removing any of the infected bit in the tooth. There are three layers to a tooth:

  • Enamel
  • Dentin
  • Dental Pulp

The enamel is the outer layer that people see and brush on a regular basis. The dentin is the layer beneath that one that protects the dental pulp. The pulp contains nerves and tissues inside the tooth that can cause immense pain when exposed or due to an infection. A baby root canal can remove the infected portion of the tooth while helping maintain as much of the tooth structure as possible.

Child Dental Cleaning

No matter how well a child brushes and flosses their teeth, it is not going to be enough without professional dental cleanings. As a pediatric dentist, we can professionally clean teeth while also helping keep the child calm during the cleaning. By specializing in pediatric dentistry, we have techniques and methods to ensure the child receives professional care and establishes a positive experience with the cleanings.

During a dental cleaning, we can also check the teeth for any signs of other issues or areas of concern. If we find any buildup of plaque, signs of infection or other issues, we will determine the most effective course of action and inform the parent/guardian.

Dental Sealants for Kids

Dental sealants consist of a mixture of plastic and other dental compounds that harden and cover the biting surface of teeth. This protects the inside of the teeth from infection and can last for several years. The compounds in dental sealants are harmless to the patient and only take several minutes to place on a tooth.

Dental Fillings for Kids

A dental filling can help prevent a tooth from further decay and restore any damage from the decay. This response to cavity treatment is even recommended in baby teeth, since the child may not get adult teeth for several years. Attempting to live with missing teeth can lead to alignment issues and teeth growing in the wrong direction to cause a crooked smile.

Contact Us

Raymond A. Ramos, DDS & Associates is located at
3835 Cypress Dr Suite 210
Petaluma, CA
94954
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(707) 887-5074