Children are very different from adults, both in terms of their dental needs and their personalities. Our welcoming and patient approach is meant to help kids through the dental experience and keep them from developing a fear of the dentist’s chair. Dr. Ibadi is experienced in developing a positive rapport with children of all ages and is trained to provide a wide range of treatments.
Exam, Cleaning, and Preventative Care
At Kensington Dental Clinic, we are trained to perform a tooth extraction procedure, to remove a tooth from the mouth.
There are a number of reasons why a dental extraction may need to be performed. Most commonly, tooth extraction is performed when the tooth has decayed or been damaged to a point where it can not be restored.
Other common reasons for requiring tooth extraction include problem wisdom teeth, a crowded mouth, or infection. Sometimes, permanent teeth are removed to make room for orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom teeth are removed when they fail to grow in properly and become “impacted”. Impacted wisdom teeth may remain below the surface of the gum line and put pressure on other teeth. Wisdom teeth may also erupt sideways and towards another tooth, leading to an increased risk of infection. Removal of impacted wisdom teeth can help prevent infection, cavities, and overcrowding of the teeth.
A space maintainer is a device used to keep teeth in place. Teeth are inclined to fill whatever space exists on the gumline, particularly in the case of children, but sometimes that space is needed for a new tooth that is growing in. For this reason and many others, space maintainers are an important tool for children’s oral health.
Every check-up and X-ray is recorded and kept on file as your child continues to grow and his or her teeth develop. Should that development lead to signs of crookedness that can’t be solved here, you will be recommended to an orthodontist and your child’s information transferred to your chosen professional’s office.