Children’s Dentist – Plano, TX
Encourage a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles
Our team at Dental Distinction knows how important it is for children to feel relaxed and comfortable when they visit the dentist. That’s why we go out of our way to make our dental office warm, inviting, and kid-friendly from the moment they step through our doors. We’re happy to provide your child with basic dental care as well as advanced services that can encourage a lifetime of healthy smiles. To learn more or schedule your child’s first visit, please give us a call, and our dentistry team and children's dentist in Plano, TX will be happy to answer any questions!
Why Choose Dental Distinction for Children’s Dentistry?
- Individualized Treatment Plans from a Gentle Dentist
- Minimal Wait Times
- Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatments Offered
Made from clear plastic resin, dental sealants are thin “shields” that are painted over the chewing surfaces of the molars – the back teeth – to prevent food debris from getting trapped in the deep grooves there. After being placed (a process that takes only minutes), sealants can greatly lower the likelihood of decay in the molars, especially for children who may have a hard time brushing these teeth.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
While regular fluoride plays a pivotal role in the prevention of tooth decay, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) can actually treat cavities if they are caught in the very early stages. With SDF, we can sometimes avoid the need for your child to get a filling. Once the SDF is painlessly applied to the decayed section of the tooth, it remineralizes the enamel and kills the bacteria responsible for the decay. Overall, SDF is a much more conservative and comfortable method of treating cavities.
Frenectomies / Lip & Tongue-Tie
Sometimes, the small piece of tissue that connects your child’s lip to their gums and tongue to the floor of their mouth is overgrown. Known as lip and tongue-tie, this issue is common in infants and younger children. It can contribute to a variety of health concerns, such as speech delays and difficulty latching while breastfeeding. We can perform a corrective procedure called a frenectomy, or a lip and tongue-tie release. In just a minute or two, we remove a small section of the excess tissue, giving your child full mobility of their tongue and lips.
If your son or daughter has a persistent, unexplained toothache, it could signal the need for pulp therapy. A damaged or infected pulp – the tissue in the tooth’s center that houses the nerve – could lead to premature tooth loss and other problems that impact your child’s oral development. To save your child’s tooth and relieve their pain, we remove the diseased tissue via pulp therapy. Then, we restore the tooth’s structure, enabling your little one to smile without discomfort.