Our goal at American Pediatric Dental Group™ is to give our patients exceptional care in our state-of-the-art facility conveniently located in Pembroke Pines, Doral and Coral Springs FL. Over every unit, we provide entertainment to help our patients remain comfortable and at ease during each appointment. With a flat screen over each chair, patients can watch their favorite movie while we do all the work! Below are some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch and stunning results.
Children and parents are instructed on how to properly brush and floss to protect their teeth. We provide nutritional counseling to teach our patients to select food items that are optimal for their oral health. At the end of the visit, every patient is given a bag with a toothbrush, floss, and other goodies.
We recommend a professional cleaning and fluoride application every 6 months to help protect the teeth and gums. For patients considered high-risk by the dentist for developing dental decay, a cleaning every 3 or 4 months may be considered.
Our digital X-ray equipment makes a time-consuming task a breeze. With a handheld device, we can take an x-ray while the child watches a movie. It takes half the time of older techniques and gives off MUCH less radiation.
A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then restored with a composite filling. All our filling materials are durable, safe, and BPA free.
Tooth colored crowns are placed in the anterior teeth where esthetics are a concern. Stainless steel crowns are placed on posterior teeth (molars) with large cavities, fractures and/or teeth which receive pulp treatment to help protect these teeth until their natural exfoliation. Although there are several types of crowns, stainless steel crowns are most commonly used in pediatric patients because they are highly durable.
When a tooth is lost due to an accident or an extraction, a space maintainer is recommended to prevent the teeth from shifting and cause unnecessary crowding.
Children who are fearful and apprehensive do well with "laughing gas", an inhalable gas that helps relieve anxiety and allows the child to have a more pleasant experience.
Oral sedatives are often administered to children and adolescents to help control their behavior to allow the safe completion of a dental procedure. Our sedations consist of a single agent or multiple medicines mixed together and given to the patient by mouth, or in certain cases intranasally. The intended use of the medications is to help the patient cope with the treatment and help them overcome their fear. Dental treatment with the use of oral sedation is done in-office and your child remains awake, albeit, sleepy and relaxed for the procedure. We monitor our patients throughout the procedure with state-of-the-art equipment and all our highly trained pediatric dentists are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (P.A.L.S.). In addition, our staff is certified in Basic Life Support (B.L.S.). We take every measure necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of your child throughout the procedure and we are up-to-date with the latest advances in sedation dentistry. The decision whether to include the use of oral sedation during your child’s dental appointment will be discussed during your visit to our office.
There are times when traditional approaches to treatment are insufficient to calm or soothe an extremely apprehensive or fearful child. Children who have experienced an unpleasant visit at the dentist may develop a phobia that can be carried over into adulthood and can lead to neglect of his/her oral health. The good news is that this fear can be reversed and children can actually develop a positive perception of going to the dentist regardless of negative past experiences. At American Pediatric Dental Group, we have a personal goal of providing all our patients warm, compassionate, and quality dental care. We believe that by providing treatment in a gentle and caring manner, we can instill confidence and a lasting positive impression of dental care in your child. We offer many treatment options, including oral sedation and hospital dentistry, tailored to the individual needs of our young patients and parents.