Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Gabriela Atmetlla, will do a proper examination of your child’s mouth (including teeth and gums) and will check the growth and development of the head. Parents will receive an explanation about the most effective oral hygiene care.
The child will receive a thorough cleaning, topical fluoride treatment and, if needed, x-ray films will be taken. If your child has dental cavities, these should be treated accordingly to their extent and position. This first visit should be easy and enjoyable, helping to overcome many of the fears which the child has acquired, and the child becomes acquainted with dentistry in a pleasant manner.
You child first visit to the dentist should be scheduled when the first tooth appears in the mouth, but no later than the first year.
At DDS Dental we have two orthodontists on staff. Their specialty is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients’ teeth.
At DDS Dental we use different sedation techniques depending on the treatment you need. There is the oral conscious sedation and the intravenous sedation. With oral conscious sedation, the patient takes a small pill before an appointment, which produces a delightful feeling of relaxation and NO memory of the procedure. For patients with special needs or those requiring lengthy visits, we have a physician M.D. anesthesiologist on staff, providing intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation is anesthesia administered through a vein during your visit to ensure your comfort and maximum relaxation.
At DDS Dental we are interested in your oral health. We offer regular appointments for checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, x-rays and other routine procedures.
Also, at DDS Dental we offer two types of teeth whitening (also known as dental bleaching):