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Many people ask why it is so important to visit a pediatric dentist, and the answer is simple – experience. While many dentists may treat children if they are not a kids dentist, they may lack the experience necessary to keep a child comfortable during their dental treatments. When treating children, it is not enough to get the job done, how it is done is equally important. We understand that how a child feels during their first several dental visits, will influence how they react to dentistry throughout their lifetime. A positive experience now can set the tone for ongoing, regular dental care throughout their adult life. A negative or scary dental visit can have the opposite effect and make them not want to visit the dentist anymore.

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Our children’s dentist office is conveniently located in Memphis. We treat children from a very young age, believing that preventative oral health care is essential for their ability to eat and speak clearly, avoid discomfort, and decrease the need for braces later on. We also know that most families have an extremely busy schedule, and it can be difficult to make a dental appointment in between school, soccer, and ballet. As a kids dentist, we will work with you to schedule appointments for a time that is convenient so that you do not have to pull the kids out of school or take too much time off work. Let us know what your scheduling restrictions are when calling our office so that we can provide you with a convenient appointment time.

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We offer a variety of pediatric dentistry procedures that can help your child to stay in excellent oral health. While it starts with a dental exam and teeth cleaning, this is only the beginning. As a children’s dentist office, we can also complete fluoride treatments and seal the teeth when necessary. These two procedures can help to strengthen and protect teeth so that they are less likely to become infected or get a cavity. While simple and fast, these two procedures can work together or separately to prevent your child from experiencing any unnecessary dental pain that can be caused by a cavity.

If your child does get a cavity or an infection, we can treat it right away so that they can feel comfortable again. Even baby teeth need to be treated because of the discomfort that they can cause your child. Fortunately, we can work with young children, and though the teeth are smaller, the procedure can be completed with precision so that they get the care they need without further complications. In order to help children relax and remain comfortable during this type of treatment, we offer sedation dentistry. This may be as simple as providing your child with laughing gas to relax, or if they are very small, they may need to be put to sleep while we complete the procedure. As a kids’ dentist, we only use sedation when necessary. Simultaneously, it is dangerous for a child to be wiggly when dental tools are in their mouth. As such, it is better for a small child to be put to sleep than risk them moving and getting a secondary cut as a result.

As a children’s dentist, we will discuss all of these treatment options, including the possibility of sedation, with you. This way you can make an informed decision as to the dental work you want to have completed and the timing of it. In some cases, parents prefer to postpone treating minor cavities for a few months if they feel their child may experience a developmental milestone, for example turning four years old, that may make them more prepared for the treatment. At Vanraj Modhvadia DDS, we will work with you to ensure that both you and your child are confident in the decisions that you make regarding their oral health care.

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Definition of Family Dental Terminology

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Dental Caries” description=”Dental caries is also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Dental Sealants” description=”Dental sealants are a solution of plastic material that we apply to the crown of the tooth to protect the areas within the ridges of teeth from infection.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Dental Prophylaxis” description=”A dental prophylaxis is a thorough cleaning procedure that involves preventing the spread or continued growth of periodontal disease and gingivitis.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Dentist” description=”A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Etchant” description=”Etchant is a gentle acid to treat the surface of a specific tooth to help the filling material stick to the tooth.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Occlusion” description=”Occlusion describes the mandibular and maxillary rows of teeth meeting when the patient bites down. If a patient does not have a healthy bite, they are struggling with malocclusion.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Overjet” description=”An overjet is a bite orientation that results from the maxillary central incisors (top center teeth) protruding over the mandibular central incisors (bottom front teeth); this may also be known as “buck teeth” by patients.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Periodontist” description=”A periodontist is a specialist that studies and treats diseases and conditions that affect the supporting structure of teeth.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][thsn-icon-heading boxstyle=”11″ icon_type=”none” h2=”” h4=”Pregnancy Gingivitis” description=”Pregnancy gingivitis is gingivitis that results from the common change in hormones during pregnancy that increases blood flow to the gum tissue, increasing sensitivity, irritability and swelling in the gums.” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/thsn-icon-heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_cta h2=”Helpful Related Links” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”]

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Pediatric Dentistry