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How Successful is Root Canal Treatment?

How Successful is Root Canal Treatment?

February 21, 2014 / in childrens root canal / by FWCD-Admin

Located inside the tooth, the root canal is an interior, hollow structure that houses nerves and vital cellular material. When extensive decay or dental traumas reach this interior structure, the tooth cannot self-heal and in turn becomes infected and inflamed. An infected root canal normally produces moderate to severe discomfort and leads to the death of a tooth.

The Unique Dental Needs of Children

The Unique Dental Needs of Children

February 7, 2014 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Visiting a children’s dentist for routine checkups and cleanings is an important component of maintaining a child’s oral health. When it comes to pediatric dentistry, children have unique dental needs. From infancy to teenage years, children and adolescences require special attention from dental health professionals for a variety of reasons—especially when it comes to establishing healthy habits, preventing decay, and monitoring dental development.

Purpose of a Dental Sealant

Purpose of a Dental Sealant

January 22, 2014 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

You may have heard the old adage, “Prevention is the best protection.” This is true whether you’re applying sunscreen to prevent a sunburn or you’re brushing your teeth to prevent a cavity. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing likely aren’t on your children’s minds; in fact, they usually would rather be doing anything else.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

January 8, 2014 / in childrens emergency dentist / by FWCD-Admin

Your child’s day may be characterized by consuming a few jelly beans here and there – despite your telling him not to – along with doing a few daredevil bike stunts with his friends. Something as simple as a jelly bean or a bike ride, however, can lead to a dental emergency that requires the assistance of a children’s dentist – and these types of emergencies typically happen when you least expect them.

Even Kevin McAllister Cares about Dental Hygeine

Even Kevin McAllister Cares about Dental Hygeine

December 27, 2013 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

We hope you all had a wonderful, magical Christmas and holiday season with your kiddos. We sure did! Here is one of our holiday favorite movies, Home Alone. Did you watch it with your family? Even Kevin cares about dental hygiene!

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

December 23, 2013 / in pediatric dentist / by FWCD-Admin

You have probably noticed that your toothpaste contains fluoride. In fact, many municipal water supplies throughout the United States have very low amounts of fluoride added as a public health measure. Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in many foods.

Tips for Relieving Dental Anxiety

Tips for Relieving Dental Anxiety

December 9, 2013 / in IV sedation kids dentist / by FWCD-Admin

When it comes to oral surgery procedures such as correcting developmental abnormalities or lengthy restorative procedures, properly administered sedation helps ensure patient relaxation, comfort, and tolerance for a timely visit to the dentist. Furthermore, sedation administered through an IV is especially useful for children with special needs or significant dental anxiety. Your kid’s dentist offers IV sedation to promote optimal patient comfort.

Can a Root Canal Save My Child’s Tooth?

November 21, 2013 / in childrens root canal / by FWCD-Admin

Your child may have had an accident while riding his or her bike or practicing the balance beam during gymnastics class. Perhaps candy bars are your child’s weakness, and now she has a cavity because of them. If your child is experiencing discomfort in his or her tooth, a root canal indeed could save your child’s tooth.

Does “Thumb Sucking” Negatively Affect the Outcome of Your Child’s Teeth?

Does “Thumb Sucking” Negatively Affect the Outcome of Your Child’s Teeth?

November 7, 2013 / in childrens dentist / by FWCD-Admin

For any baby, sucking is a natural instinct. From sucking bottles to sucking fingers, a baby can find comfort in this behavior, and so can a toddler. However, when your baby has “grown up”—or has reached preschool age—this is when “thumb sucking” can be a real problem. Not only can it draw negative attention in a social situation but also it might negatively affect the outcome of your child’s teeth.

Pediatric Root Canal Therapy: Purpose and Procedure

October 23, 2013 / in pediatric root canal / by FWCD-Admin

Your daredevil child has tried to pull his “Evel Knievel” stunt again—only this time, his bike didn’t quite clear that large tree stump. Now, his front tooth has been damaged or even knocked out. Maybe your child’s tooth simply has decayed and needs attention. In either situation, the tooth can be saved; your children’s dentist will recommend that your child simply undergo a pediatric root canal.