ANXIETY-FREE PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE
Our compassionate staff delivers high-quality dental care in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything about our practice is designed to create a comfortable dental experience for your child. We have game systems in the waiting room, flat screen ceiling mounted televisions in each treatment room, and iPads at each chair. Kids can play a game or watch a movie while receiving dental treatment! We go the extra mile to provide the exceptional care your child deserves while treating every parent like a member of our family.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE HERE
Each child’s teeth are different. At Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville, we use one-on-one attention to create a treatment plan for each patient.
Your child’s dental health is our top priority. All of the services performed at Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville are reliable, healthy and safe for children of all ages.
At Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville, our goal is to prevent dental issues before it’s too late. We recommend a check-up every 6 months to assure no underlying problems.
Restorative dentistry is dental work required as the result of cavities. Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville performs all types of restorative dentistry on our patients through the most appropriate method of sedation for the comfort and safety of your individual child.
Tooth-colored fillings are designed to mimic the qualities of a child’s natural tooth structure. They also help to strengthen the tooth as it is growing!
TYPES OF SEDATION WE OFFER
NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
Our most popular tool for helping our patients to be more comfortable with restorative dentistry is nitrous oxide (laughing gas). The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) says that “Nitrous oxide with oxygen is a safe, effective sedative agent used to calm a child’s fear of the dental visit and enhance effective communication. Additionally, it works well for children whose gag reflex interferes with dental treatment.”
ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION
Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville offers oral conscious sedation in the office. Medications are given to the child in the office that reduces anxiety and enhances cooperation. The child is not unconscious and breathes completely on their own. The Dentist and Staff monitor their vital signs before, during, and after the procedure.
Sedation may be indicated for children that have very high anxiety, children that are very young and do not understand how to be cooperative in a dental setting, children with special needs, and children who require extensive dental treatment.
Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville also offers general anesthesia as a treatment option. We can perform this treatment at Norton Children’s Hospital, Norton Children’s Medical Center (Brownsboro), and the SurgeCenter of Louisville.
General anesthesia may be indicated for children with extensive treatment needs that are extremely uncooperative, special needs patients, or patients that are too young to be a candidate for sedation.
WHAT AGE SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY CHILD’S FIRST APPOINTMENT??
The AAPD recommends that your child should be seen no later than 6 months after their first tooth erupts from the gum. Little teeth need as much attention as “big teeth” to prevent decay and encourage life-long healthy habits.
DOES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY COST MORE?
Not necessarily! Every parent wants the best for their children, and we do too! Our practice is happy to work with you to create a dental hygiene plan for your child that will suit you and your family’s financial needs.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Yes! We accept many forms of insurance, so please call our office to confirm that your insurance is permitted when making an appointment. At this time, we are not accepting new patients with Passport insurance.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED BRACES?
If your child is age 7 or older, it’s time to visit an orthodontist. The earlier you can get your child in for an examination with an orthodontist, the easier it will be to ensure they start treatment at the right time to obtain the best results on the easiest path.