Pediatric Dentistry Services

Masters of Dentistry

At Victus Dental, we encourage patients to champion their own oral health and take charge of their destiny. However, this confidence has to start somewhere, and we are proud to be the first dentist your child visits. We suggest your little one comes and sees us within six months after they get their first tooth. Excellent oral healthcare is a lifelong journey that starts early.

We are passionate about giving quality dental care to all, and our team is well equipped to serve our entire family of patients. If your child has special needs that need to be acknowledged when creating a comprehensive course of treatment, you can rest easy knowing Victus Dental has taken the steps to educate and prepare ourselves to suit your child’s needs.
 
Not only do we have a knowledgeable staff that is here to help your child on their journey to great oral health, but our doctors also have hospital privileges. This means we have the means to treat even the most complex issues. We know it can be stressful to find the right office for your child, and we want to assure you we will go the extra mile to serve your family well.
It’s important for kids to come in for regular cleanings and check-ups to maintain their oral health. During these cleanings, one of our team members will remove any plaque that has built up on their teeth, and then give them a good brush and flossing.
 
It’s easy for plaque to build up and form cavities in your child’s teeth, so it’s crucial that in addition to cleanings, your child develops a good morning and nightly routine. To keep the cavities away, they need to brush at least twice a day and floss frequently.
A sealant is a coating that is applied to the back teeth and acts as a protector against acid from food particles and decay. It’s easy for kids to miss their back teeth when brushing, so a sealant acts as the last line of defense after brushing and flossing. This is a great tool to help prevent cavities in children, but it’s important to remember that sealants are not a replacement for their daily oral healthcare routines, but instead a supplement.
A Laser Frenectomy may be necessary if your child has a lip-tie or a tongue-tie. These conditions develop when the frenulum, which acts as a connector, is formed too close to the end of the tongue and restricts its movement. This could cause issues such as difficulty eating, speaking, sleeping, and more.
 
A Laser Frenectomy would remove that extra tissue in the frenulum that is causing the lip or tongue-tie. Our use of a soft-tissue laser helps ease the child’s discomfort and removes the need for a cut to be made to the frenum by hand.
Fillings are necessary when acid from food particles has broken down or decayed your child’s tooth to the point where a cavity has formed. We fill that space so that no further decay takes place. Luckily, at Victus Dental we use the Saleo laser, so there is no added anxiety by way of numbing or anesthesia.
 
An agile oral healthcare routine is very important in avoiding the formation of cavities. As much as we love seeing you, we don’t want to add extra appointments to your busy schedule!
A baby root canal may sound intimidating, but sometimes it really is the best thing for your baby’s comfort and future smile. If a cavity has formed in your baby’s tooth and reached all the down to the nerve, then that can be a source of extreme pain and tooth loss.
 
While extracting a baby tooth sounds fine since they have another set coming, this gap can cause many issues with spacing and oral health in the future. The best thing to do in this scenario is to perform a root canal, which would consist of our doctor removing the decay and assessing the exposed nerve. If the nerve is damaged, part of the nerve will be removed. Once only the healthy nerve parts remain, the doctor will put medicine over it and cap the tooth with a crown to maintain its strength and size.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is painted onto teeth to help stop or slow dental decay and acts as a protector against harmful bacteria. Silver Diamine Fluoride has antibacterial properties that make it the safest choice for our patients – even our youngest ones!
Baby teeth, while not permanent, are essential to the formation of your child’s mouth. They are necessary to save space for future teeth so there isn’t any undesirable shifting of teeth while growing. This is why we make it a priority to tend to any cavities or decay that happens in baby teeth.
 
Stainless steel crowns may be necessary for your child if the decay has reached a point where it threatens the integrity of the tooth. These crowns will help maintain the tooth’s size and strength and are durable enough to last until the child’s permanent teeth start growing.
In the case that your child needs a procedure that will require sedation, rest assured that we handle these cases with the utmost care to make them comfortable. One of the things that set Victus Dental apart is our ability to practice sedation dentistry. Many children are fearful when heading into procedures, and sedation can be a great method to ease anxiety and successfully complete a procedure without any accidental interference from nerves.

A common practice is the use of Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, which is a mild sedative that relaxes patients and eases discomfort associated with some procedures.

As part of our dedication to progress and providing our patients with top-of-the-line dental care, we have adopted the Saleo Laser into our practice. With this technology, there is no need for numbing or anesthesia and they can receive fillings and other soft-tissue procedures without the anxiety that may normally accompany them.

Tooth extractions may sound a little daunting, but sometimes they are the best step for your child’s oral health. There are multiple reasons why your child may need a tooth extracted, such as excessive decay or overcrowding. If a tooth has decayed to a certain point, it may pose a risk to your child’s health and require removal.

Teeth may also need extraction if your child is experiencing overcrowding that is forcing their teeth out of place, which can lead to other complications down the road. Oftentimes, the removal of just one or two teeth can dramatically affect the spacing of your child’s teeth and give your child a smile they’re proud to wear.

Extractions are typically a quick procedure. Our knowledgeable team has refined the process to get your child in the chair as soon as possible so they can have their extraction done in an efficient and timely manner. The recovery process lasts a few days, and any discomfort can be eased by icing, over-the-counter pain medication, and rest.

You don’t have to fret over this simple procedure; you can rest assured that your child is in the hands of seasoned professionals who have made their oral health our top priority.