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 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):
At home bleaching with high concentration gel: This type of whitening is performed by applying a high concentration of oxidizing agent to the teeth with thin plastic trays for a short period of time, which produces quick results. The application trays ideally should be well-fitted to retain the bleaching gel, ensuring even and full tooth exposure to the gel. Trays are then removed and the procedure is repeated several times until reaching the ideal color.
Light-accelerated bleaching sometimes referred to as laser bleaching (a common misconception since lasers are an older technology that was used before current technologies were developed), uses light energy to accelerate the process of bleaching in a dental office. This source of energy should be high enough to excite the peroxide molecules without overheating the pulp of the tooth.