Pediatric Dentistry

Our Dental Office Provides Services For Young Children

At Jack Ollason Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, N.M., we offer specialized dental services for children. With pediatric dentistry services, a child can have a longer appointment time to help her feel more comfortable with an examination from our dentist. In addition, we have smaller tools and adjustable chairs, making it easier for us to clean a child’s teeth. When a parent brings a child to our office, the child will enjoy the experience rather than becoming afraid. In addition, learning about proper daily oral care is an important aspect of bringing a child to our dental facility.

Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can be caused by various problems. Oral examination can help determine the cause.

Dental Anxiety

We offer a wide range of services to help you overcome your fear and finally enjoy good oral health.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

Chipped teeth can be treated either by cosmetic bonding or porcelain restoration.

Periodontal Disease

We offer a variety of periodontal treatments, customized for your specific health needs.

Cavities & Decay

We use modern technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, saving and preserving your teeth.

Tooth Stains

We offer a couple of whitening procedures to brighten your teeth and return the smile to your face.

Missing Teeth

We can restore your smile, as well as speaking & eating ability with advanced prosthetics.

Why Is Visiting the Same Dentist For a Lifetime Important?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on caring for a child until she is an adult. A child can visit our dental office as a pediatric patient before transitioning to adult dental care. Visiting our office for a lifetime means that our dentist understands a patient’s dental health history. We can keep a child’s medical images in a file to provide the best services during a dental emergency such as a dislocated tooth. Our dental office can also provide services to parents on the same day as a child.

So What Happens During a Child’s Appointment?

Step 1: We Make Waiting For Appointments Fun

We make sure a visit to our dental facility is a fun experience by giving your son or daughter a toothbrush, floss and reading material. While waiting for an appointment time, our younger patients can watch a video to learn more about brushing and flossing their teeth correctly to prevent gingivitis, cavities or halitosis. Our pediatric patients look forward to visiting our dental facility because we make the entire process enjoyable.

Step 2: Collecting Medical Images Of a Child’s Mouth

At our dental office, we collect medical images of a child’s mouth at least once a year. With medical images, we can see if a child has a cavity in a tooth or a root infection in the gums. We can also learn if a child is developing malocclusions of the teeth that will require treatment with braces. If a child injures a tooth or has a toothache, then we must collect new medical images before performing an emergency dental procedure.

Step 3: The Physical Examination Of a Child’s Teeth

Our dentist will perform a physical examination of a child’s teeth, including checking the child’s facial structure. With a careful physical examination, we can find small problems that require treatment right away. A child who is accustomed to having a physical examination of her mouth is also more prepared when a dental emergency occurs. Most of our pediatric patients think that it is fun to see the X-rays of their teeth and face.

Step 4: Removing the Plaque Buildup From a Child’s Teeth

At our pediatric dentistry office, we believe that it is essential to have a professional teeth cleaning at each visit. It is important to have our hygienist remove the plaque buildup from a child’s teeth to prevent cavities that tend to occur along the gums or between the teeth. Not only does our professional cleaning prevent tooth decay, but also, it helps a child to have fresher breath and healthier gums.