Pediatric Dental Specialist in Victoria, Tx (361) 573-7464
Our pediatric dentists specialize in treating children of all ages from infants to young adults. We realize that visiting the dentist can be stressful for parents and their children and thats why we aim to put your worries to rest. Your child's comfort during his or her visit is our priority, and for this reason we always allow parents to accompany their child throughout the visit. We also offer sedation dentistry to ease any anxiety that a sensitive or fearful patient may have. Most children enjoy their visit so much they can't wait to come back!
Dental Services We Offer
Our practice can provide a wide range of dental services. We can typically provide every type of dental service without having to refer you to other specialties. This flexibility saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on total preventive care for our patients. Total care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular checkups and continued home oral health routines.
The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. We will replace old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings that contain traces of mercury with white fillings (composites) to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.
Often used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.
Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a child, to general anesthetics used to put them to sleep. Children with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation. Procedures like fillings, crowns, and extractions, often require sedation. Types of sedation include: Nitrous oxide, Demerol, Phenegan, Versed, Valim, and General Anestesia.
In response to a deep cavity or traumatic injury a pulptomy/pulpectomy treatment is usually completed in one appointment. During the first appointment, the nerve (pulpal tissue) from the small, hollow tube (root canal) located down the center of the tooth, is removed. Then a strong medicine is usually sealed in the tooth. A permanent filling or crown is then placed on the tooth. The abscessed area at the end of the root (under the gum) will gradually heal. It may take several months for the area to heal completely. Dr. Raymond will monitor the healing process by comparing the original X-ray with an X-ray taken following the procedure.