Pediatric dentistry is a dental subspecialty that diagnoses, treats, and prevents oral health problems in infants, children, and teens. Young people experience many of the same dental issues as adults, including cavities and gum disease. But because their teeth and jaws are still growing, the effects can have more severe consequences.
Taking your child to Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry for routine checkups ensures their teeth and gums stay healthy for years.
At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Purohit offers a wide range of pediatric dentistry services, including:
An oral exam assesses the health of your child’s teeth, tongue, and gums. It evaluates the soft and hard tissue in their oral cavity. If. Dr. Purohit identifies anything out of the ordinary, she can order additional tests, like X-rays or a biopsy sample.
Digital X-rays use cutting-edge technology to capture photos of your child’s tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone (the bone that anchors their teeth). X-rays allow Dr. Purohit to identify underlying problems invisible to the eye, like cavities, damage to the tooth pulp, or bone loss.
Fluoride treatment is an outpatient procedure designed to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in many fruits, vegetables, and water sources. It reduces your child’s risk of cavities and tooth decay.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coverings that are placed over your child’s teeth. The sealants create a barrier between your child’s tooth enamel and the harmful bacteria in their mouth. Sealants help prevent cavities, ensuring your child’s smile remains healthy.
Restorative dentistry uses appliances, like dental fillings and dental crowns, to repair enamel damage caused by a blow to the mouth or decay. Restorations rehabilitate your child’s teeth and prevent the need for extractions or oral surgery.
An age one dental visit is a routine checkup designed for infants. During the appointment, Dr. Purohit examines your child’s teeth and gums, educates you on how to clean their teeth at home, and answers any questions you have. Anticipatory guidance, nutritional counceling, and oral hygiene instruction are given. This informative visit is more for the parents than the child, but is child specific.
Emergency dental care provides same-day treatment for potentially serious oral health problems, like knocked-out teeth or damaged orthodontic appliances. If your child has a dental emergency, contact Dr. Purohit immediately.
If you want your child’s teeth, gums, and smile to remain healthy for years, visit Dr. Purohit at Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry every six months. Routine oral exams, digital X-rays, and teeth cleanings can alert you to potential problems when they’re easiest to treat.
As a mother, Dr. Purohit understands the importance of a gentle touch. She’s received dozens of professional awards and accolades and cares about your child’s smile.
To learn more about the benefits of pediatric dentistry, make an appointment for your child at Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry by calling the office today.