Children’s Dentistry – Kittanning, PA
for Growing Smiles
A healthy smile free of decay and disease can lead to a better quality of life. As such, you’ll naturally want your child to get the best care available, and our team at Voller Dentistry, PC is more than happy to provide it. In addition to the regular checkups and cleanings, we can also perform frenectomies, place sealants, and offer other services that help keep young smiles safe as they continue their journey towards adulthood. Call us today to learn about our options for children's dentistry in KIttanning, PA or to set up an appointment for your little one.
Why Choose Voller Dentistry, PC for Children’s Dentistry?
- Painless, Efficient Laser Frenectomy Treatment
- Dentist with 40+ Years of Experience
- Trusted by Kittanning Parents Since 1981
Frenectomies/Lip & Tongue-Ties
An infant who is having trouble breastfeeding might be struggling with a lip or tongue-tie that is preventing them from moving their mouth the way they need to. By removing the excess tissue that’s restricting the lip or tongue, we can free your child’s mouth movement and ensure that the issue doesn’t get in the way of their long-term development. We use a soft tissue laser to perform frenectomies, allowing us to complete the procedure quickly without causing undue discomfort to your little one.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
All children should receive a checkup and cleaning every six months. Initially, we’ll focus on helping your child adjust to our dental office and get used to the sights and sounds associated with dental care. We’ll remove any plaque and tartar that has built up in the places that they are still learning to brush properly, and we will check for dental issues that might still be in their smaller, more easily treatable stages.
We can apply a thin plastic coating called a dental sealant to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars. Food and bacteria tend to get stuck in the crevices of these teeth, and their location makes it hard for children who are still learning how to brush to clean them on their own. But with a sealant, these teeth will have an extra layer of protection so that your child will have a lower risk of cavities while they’re still getting the hang of oral hygiene.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
When your child has a cavity, it’s possible to treat the decay without using a loud dental drill thanks to silver diamine fluoride. The silver helps kill the bacteria causing the decay in the first place, and the fluoride can contribute to remineralization, rebuilding the materials that the tooth is made of. This stops the cavity from growing any bigger and also prevents the decay from spreading to other teeth. Silver diamine fluoride is helpful for children and adults of all ages who might be anxious about seeing the dentist for a cavity.
The pulp contains all the tissue, nerves, and blood vessels inside a tooth. It can become infected and inflamed as a result of a cavity or oral injury, and if this happens, the affected tissue needs to be removed before the entire tooth is compromised. Let us know right away if your child has been suffering from tooth pain so that we can schedule an appointment to determine whether pulp therapy is needed to remove part of (or the entirety of) the tissue.
Sedation Dentistry for Kids
Is your child afraid of receiving dental care? We can make their visits much more comfortable for them (and far less stressful for everyone involved) through the use of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide can be used to help children with mild anxieties, but oral conscious sedation is also available if they’re particularly afraid or are undergoing a procedure where they’ll need to lie still for a relatively long time. We can point you toward a suitable, safe sedation option once we’ve discussed what your child needs.