In case of a cavity, don’t panic. We offer in-office conscious sedation, which means our patients feel just fine during their dental procedures. Even the most nervous kids respond well. Please note that we do not offer conscious sedation to nervous parents.
White fillings match natural teeth, which is awesome. Stainless steel crowns, for damaged or weak teeth, can make them strong again. We also use crowns if a baby tooth has a lot of decay and we need to do nerve treatment (a baby tooth root canal).
Primary teeth can be stubborn. When they are loose, we don’t pull them out, we “wiggle” them out easily and painlessly.
Speaking of losing teeth, if a tooth comes out too early, we have to keep that space open so that the jawbones and muscles in the mouth that make space and guide the grownup teeth into the proper spot to develop correctly. We use space maintainers. This may sound otherworldly, but it’s actually a device, either removable or not, that we place where the lost tooth was so the jaws grow correctly, and the teeth stay aligned.
If there’s anything that needs urgent or special treatment, Dr. Tanner has privileges at Lebonheur Hospital.