ANXIETY-FREE PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE
Our compassionate staff delivers high-quality dental care in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything about our practice is designed to create a comfortable and safe dental experience for your child. We believe visiting a pediatric dental specialist is as important as seeing a pediatrician to set your children up for a healthy lifestyle!
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE HERE
Each child’s teeth are different. We emphasize one-on-one attention for each child in order to create a treatment plan that is unique to each patient’s individual dental needs.
Your child’s dental health is our top priority. All of the services performed are reliable, healthy and safe for children of all ages.
Our goal is to prevent dental issues from arising before it’s too late. We recommend scheduling a check-up appointment every 6 months to ensure your child’s teeth are growing properly with no underlying problems.
Restorative dentistry is dental work required as the result of cavities. Dr. Crisp performs all types of restorative dentistry on our patients through the most appropriate method of sedation for the comfort and safety of your individual child. In a continued effort to provide the best for your child, we offer only tooth-colored fillings.
TYPES OF SEDATION WE OFFER
NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
Our most popular tool for helping our patients to be more comfortable with restorative dentistry is nitrous oxide (laughing gas). The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) says that “Nitrous oxide with oxygen is a safe, effective sedative agent used to calm a child’s fear of the dental visit and enhance effective communication. Additionally, it works well for children whose gag reflex interferes with dental treatment.”
ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION
Tim F. Crisp Pediatric Dentistry offers oral conscious sedation in the office. Medications are given to the child in the office that reduces anxiety and enhances cooperation. The child is not unconscious and breathes completely on their own. The Dentist and Staff monitor their vital signs before, during, and after the procedure.
Sedation may be indicated for children that have very high anxiety, children that are very young and do not understand how to be cooperative in a dental setting, children with special needs, and children who require extensive dental treatment.
Dr. Crisp Pediatric Dentistry also offers general anesthesia as a treatment option. General anesthesia may be indicated for children with extensive treatment needs that are extremely uncooperative, special needs patients, or patients that are too young to be a candidate for sedation.
WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
The AAPD recommends that your child should be seen no later than 6 months after their first tooth erupts from the gum.Your child’s first birthday is an excellent time for their first dental visit. Little teeth need as much attention as “big teeth” to prevent decay and encourage life-long healthy habits.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CHILD VISIT THE DENTIST?
Generally, your child should see the dentist every 6 months. Tracking oral habits, hygiene, and growth regularly is essential to ensuring we can prevent any arising issues before restorative
DOES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY COST MORE?
Every parent wants the best for their children, and we do too! Our practice accepts most insurances, including Kentucky Medicaid and KCHIP. We are happy to work with you to create a dental hygiene plan for your child that will suit you and your family’s financial needs.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED BRACES?
If your child is age 7 or older, it’s time to visit an orthodontist. The earlier you can get your child in for an examination with an orthodontist, the easier it will be to ensure they start treatment at the right time to obtain the best results on the easiest path.
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