Kids / Children's Dentistry
At Bayview / 401 Dentistry, we strive to exceed your expectations. Many parents do not know what to expect, especially with their child's first visit.
By the time that the appointment is over, most parents are pleasantly surprised with how well their child cooperated and how positive the visit was. Parents often tell us that their children are excited to come to our office and we are very happy to receive this feedback.
We will always listen to you and treat your children with gentleness so both of you are comfortable.
We will only begin treatment after you understand the nature of the dental problem. This includes the reason for treatment, any alternatives, risks, and benefits.
We understand that children have unique needs when it comes to dental care. However, we are confident that we can make the first dental visits exciting times. We know how to make visits fun.
We will do our best to help your child achieve optimal oral health. We will encourage great habits at home and provide motivation.
Pediatric Dental Emergencies
If your child faces a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. If you need urgent treatment after hours, you can call our emergency number. We are always here to assist when your child's dental health is at risk.
Following are tips on dealing with urgent dental situations. You may want to display this list on your refrigerator or store it near your emergency phone numbers for easy reference.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If your child has a bitten lip or tongue severe enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give us a call to help determine how serious the bite is.
Object Caught in Teeth
If your child has something caught between his or her teeth, use dental floss to gently remove it. Never use a metal, plastic, or sharp tool to remove a stuck object. If you are unable to remove the item with dental floss, give us a call.
Broken, Chipped, or Fractured Tooth
If your child has chipped or broken a piece off of a tooth, rinse his or her mouth with warm water, then use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Try to locate and save the tooth fragment that broke off. Call us immediately.
If your child's tooth has been knocked out, find the tooth and rinse it with water (no soap), taking care to only touch the crown of the tooth (the part you can see when it's in place). Place the tooth in a clean container with milk. Call us immediately and/or head to the hospital. If you act quickly it's possible to save the tooth.
If your child complains of a toothache, rinse his or her mouth with warm water and inspect the teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them. If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat or any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children's pain relievers may be taken orally. Schedule an appointment immediately.