Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago

Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago

Kids go through a lot of amazing stages as they grow. Pediatric dentistry specializes in dental care for kids’ teeth, gums, and mouths throughout the various stages of childhood: growing and losing baby teeth, permanent teeth coming in during grade school, and the teen years.

Pediatric dentistry provides oral health exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, cavity repair, tooth extraction, treatment of dental injuries (chipped, fractured, or knocked-out teeth), recommendations for straightening teeth (orthodontics), and diagnosis of oral conditions.

Children's Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago

Pediatric dentistry also treats problems such as malocclusion (bad bite) and bruxism (grinding teeth). The dentist may recommend space maintainers for baby teeth that are lost prematurely and could cause a bad bite. A kids dentist can create a customized night guard that will protect teeth if a child is grinding them while sleeping.

If children are sucking their thumbs too long into childhood (after the age of five), a children's dentist can fit them with a palatal crib appliance to stop the habit and prevent future dental problems. A pediatric dentistry may recommend an expansion appliance if a child has an overbite or crossbite.

We aim to create a friendly atmosphere and to create a positive experience for kids of all ages.

Pediatric dentistry is crucial in educating children (and parents) about disease prevention, good eating habits, and home dental hygiene (brushing and flossing). If children can learn good dental habits while they are young, they can avoid a lot of problems as they grow older.

If your baby, child, or teen needs pediatric dentistry, please call our office to make an appointment. Do not delay. You don’t want any dental problems to worsen. Your child’s dental health can influence the rest of their life. Call us today!