As pediatric dentists, we here at Oahu Pediatric Dentistry offer a wide variety of services designed to maintain or improve your child's oral health. Our main focus is preventive dentistry, but we provide restorative and sedation treatments as well. The type of treatment your child receives depends on the current status of their oral health.
Pediatric dentistry, as the name suggests, is dentistry that concerns itself with the dental health of children from the time of birth to adolescence. Children have rapid development of their dental structure through this period. It is important that they are kept in close check to ensure they end up with strong dental structures.
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Dental emergencies in young children can be very alarming. It can be difficult to know what to do, and it can be just as difficult to avoid panicking. It is often made worse in children that are very young because they are unable to explain to you what is hurting them. If you do have a dental emergency in young children, then bring them into us straight away.
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Restorative dentistry is designed to repair the function and aesthetics of damaged teeth or gums. During a routine checkup, we may use a series of diagnostic tools to determine if tooth decay or gum disease is present. If we do diagnose an oral health problem, our restorative treatments can get your child’s smile back on track.
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Extractions & Pulpotomies
When a tooth is significantly decayed, there are several options for treatment. Oahu Pediatric Dentistry’s team of dental experts has the necessary experience to identify and then safely complete the best treatment strategy that is most desirable for the patient.
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Orthodontics is a discipline of dentistry with a specific focus on fixing problems with the position of the teeth and jaws to maximize their usefulness and long-term viability. Through a variety of procedures, an orthodontist can rearrange the teeth and jaws for optimal function and appearance.
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In pediatric (child) dentistry, a procedure to “maintain space” between teeth may be necessary when a primary tooth is lost to an accident or disease. If a child loses a tooth prematurely and measures are not taken to maintain the space where the lost tooth had been, other teeth often grow into the empty space and create a variety of dental problems. If left untreated, a more extensive intervention such as orthodontic work may be necessary.
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Sedation for Kids
Sedation dentistry has grown in popularity with the advent of newer, more effective medications and techniques. Our sedation services are very safe and can help your child feel more comfortable during treatment. Your child could benefit from our sedation services if they have significant fears or anxiety associated with professional dental care.
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Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to learn more about our pediatric services, our team is happy to help! Call (808) 201-9956 to schedule your child’s appointment today!