Preventive Oral Hygiene Instruction:
At Castle Creek Pediatric Dentistry we have an individualized prevention program you may choose to enroll your child in. Within the program we will be determining and assess how at risk the child is for dental decay.
What to expect at a preventative program visits:
At Castle Creek Pediatric Dentistry we are trying to move towards healing teeth versus fixing them. All of the tools we will incorporate will help us do our best in that endeavor. In order for us to individualize a prevention program for your child, we need to determine what is going to work best. The process will involve determining how “at risk” your child is to have decay. We will have a few questions about you and your child to help figure out where we are starting.
In our office, we will be swabbing your child’s teeth to determine how high their bacterial count is. This swab will let us know if we need to incorporate anti-bacterial toothpastes and rinses into your child’s individualized preventative plan.
Placement of Products to strengthen teeth and reduce bacteria
We have a range of products from fluoride, to anti-bacterial rinses, varnishes, and Calcium/Phosphate gels at our disposal to help stop the cavities before we reach the point of a filling/crown/extraction. We have holistic products available for those that are holistically mindful including little to no fluoride.
This includes children’s fillings, crowns and prosthesis, including treatment of the often devastating nursing bottle decay. Dr. Simkins is committed to discussing all options before these procedures and answering all questions you may have. Always working for the goal of a healthy smile is his priority.
Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Sedation
Nitrous oxide is the most commonly known sedation dentistry method. Nitrous oxide has been successfully used for decades. You may know this gas as “laughing gas”. This gas does not stir up giggles, but does help your children feel relaxed during their dental visit.
Your children will still be awake and aware during the procedure. Our team will administer the nitrous oxide with a mask attached to the child’s nose. With this mask secure on their face, the child will receive a mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide. This pediatric sedation works almost instantly and effects wear off rather quickly.
Special needs patients:
If you're the parent or guardian of a child with special needs and/or disabilities, you'll appreciate the support, skill and compassion found with Dr. Simkins and our office. We can help put your child on the path of good oral health with a preventative dental care plan customized to fit your child's needs.
IV Sedation for Children
For more difficult procedures that will require more of our dentist’s care, we may use oral sedation. When your child uses the IV sedation method, they’ll need to fast after midnight the night before the procedure until the procedure is over. Also, your child must be free of any respiratory symptoms for at least two weeks before the dental procedure. We recommend that 2 adults be at the appointment, if possible, so that one of the adults can sit in the back seat with the child on the way home from our office.
We have experience with children from all over Northern Utah. No matter the age of your child, our pediatric sedation is available for kids of all ages. If you’re on the hunt for a pediatric sedation dentist to help your child get proper dental care, give Castle Creek Pediatric Dentistry a call in North Ogden today at 1-801-782-3920.
While our goal is to prevent dental emergencies, we understand that the need for urgent dental care is sometimes necessary and can be a stressful experience for both parents and children. We strive to handle dental emergencies promptly and with compassion..