Pediatric Dentists in PrincetonThe expert dentists at Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry specialize in comprehensive children’s dental care in a stress-free environment. Some of the pediatric services available in our office include:
Fillings to Combat DecayWhen at all possible, we choose to treat cavities before they can spread deeper into a tooth. Sometimes, tooth decay can be monitored and prevented from spreading. Other times, we may recommend a white or amalgam filling. Read more.
Crowns and Pulp TherapyCavities can enlarge very quickly, especially inside of baby teeth. It’s important to treat the infection before it can spread to adjacent teeth or a developing adult tooth underneath. Instead of a small filling, repairing larger cavities relies on the help of a crown. Crowns cover the entire tooth up to the gumline, so that your child’s eating and speech aren’t impacted by a lost tooth. If the decay has crept closer to the nerve inside of a tooth, an “indirect pulp cap” or a pulpotomy (baby root canal) may be necessary. Pulpotomies are used to treat abscessed teeth and prevent infections from spreading into other areas of the body. Symptoms of a cavity or abscessed tooth often include:
- “Pimples” along the gums
- Bad breath
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Facial swelling
Oral Appliances and Space MaintainersPremature tooth loss or habits like thumb sucking can cause significant orthodontic concerns later on. Our pediatric dentists may recommend a space maintainer (“band and loop”) or tongue crib to help your child avoid unwanted tooth movement that impacts their future smile.
Preventive TreatmentsCheckups, cleanings, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments every six months can help us keep your child’s teeth clean and cavity free. Plus, we’ll give you the essential tools and information you need to help avoid more extensive treatment later on.
Mouthguards and Bite SplintsRisk factors like teeth grinding or being involved in athletic activities can predispose teeth to wear, fractures, and dental emergencies. We can create customized splints and guards that help protect teeth before the problems start.
Digital X-raysLow-radiation digital x-rays can help our pediatric dentists pinpoint concerns related to:
- Tooth development
- Cavities between teeth
- Wisdom teeth
- Dental pain
- Facial swelling
- Orthodontic concerns
- Cysts and tumors