Gentle Dentistry for Kids
In Orange, CA,
At Villa Park Pediatric Dentistry in Orange, CA, we believe in providing compassionate dental care for all of our patients. As pediatric dentists, we treat children of all ages and specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral health problems that disproportionately affect children.
Pediatric dentists are highly trained in child development, psychology, and communication. If your child is scared, stressed, or doesn’t understand what is going on, we are more than happy to use special communication strategies like the Tell-Show-Do technique to explain what is going to happen during their appointment in a child-friendly way that isn’t scary.
This keeps them informed, reduces dental anxiety, and makes them feel at ease. It’s our job as a pediatric dental office to form a dental home for your child to feel safe, welcomed, and comfortable. When children form a trusting relationship with their dentist from a young age, they also form a healthy relationship with dental care and greatly reduce the risk of dental anxiety
Preventive Dentistry - Regular bi-annual checkups and dental cleanings greatly reduce your child’s risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Children are more prone to cavities because primary teeth have thinner enamel and children tend to eat diets high in sugar.
With the help of dental cleanings and fluoride treatments, we can provide additional reinforcements that protect the teeth from cavities and strengthen the enamel. X-rays will give us an in-depth look at issues below the surface that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
As pediatric dentists in Villa Park, we can offer advice and information on how prolonged thumb sucking and pacifier use can contribute to oral health problems and how you can wean your child off of these behaviors.
Restorative Dentistry - At Villa Park Pediatric Dentistry, we can restore damaged or decayed teeth or in rare cases extract teeth that cannot be salvaged.
Since we understand the importance of preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible, we only use the most minimally invasive and biocompatible treatments in our dental office.
This means preserving as much natural tooth structure as we can, avoiding unnecessary extractions, and using materials like tooth-colored zirconia crowns and composite fillings which imitate the natural appearance and structure of your teeth.
This reduces adverse reactions, prevents the need for removing a large amount of tooth structure, and is highly durable.
Special Needs Dentistry - We are specially trained and experienced in treating patients with physical and mental special needs. Whether your child has mobility issues, severe dental anxiety, or a sensory disorder, we believe everyone has the right to accommodating high-quality dental treatment.
This is why we are committed to altering the dental setting to make your child feel more comfortable, whether that means dimming bright lights, providing a quiet atmosphere, relaxing your child with sedation, or using special dental tools and techniques to treat children with physical disabilities.
& Office Amenities
Our office in Orange, CA is a very child-friendly and positive environment. Our entire team is always upbeat with smiles on their faces to make your children feel at home. All of our treatment rooms are equipped with TVs for your child to watch during their appointment as a means of distraction or entertainment.
While your child waits for the start of their apartment, they're welcome to use our iPads, keep themselves occupied with our sensory panels, or take a look at the fish in our fish tank. We offer four different kinds of dental sedation to reduce dental anxiety and make them feel relaxed during their appointment, ranging from very mild to deep unconscious sedation.
These include nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Dental sedation is not only limited to invasive treatments or procedures where there is a higher risk of pain. Your child has the option to be sedated for any type of dental appointment, even if it’s just a cleaning.