We gladly service children as a part of our family practice. Good oral health starts young! It is important that your child see a dentist by age one to establish a long-term dental hygiene and professional dental cleaning plan. In addition to a full dental checkup, we provide the following services for children:
Dental Sealant Application: Dental sealants are used to protect teeth from decay and are appropriate as soon as a tooth erupts.
Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a major component in the prevention of childhood dental caries. This is because fluoride alters the molecular structure of the tooth, making it more resistant to acid attack and decay. However, children require the right balance of fluoride treatment. Too much fluoride could be problematic and lead to fluorosis.
Tooth Decay: If decay is detected before it reaches the nerve of the tooth, Dr. Israeli can restore the tooth by removing the decay and replacing it with a dental filling. If tooth decay is left untreated and reaches the nerve, a root canal procedure would more than likely be needed to save the tooth.
Extractions: When baby teeth are compromised, extractions may be a viable option. Dr. Israeli can comfortably and safely administer most appropriate dental treatment for your child.