We Work to Help Children Feel Comfortable at Our Practice
All About Pediatric Dentistry at Ruby Canyon Dental
Here at Ruby Canyon Dental in Grand Junction, want to provide the best pediatric dentistry experience possible. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth and that going to the dentist can be fun. An experience that is calm and inviting. Many parents choose to have us treat their children because of his ability to deal with all types of child behavior and special needs.
Our Pediatric Dentistry Services
When you visit our office in Grand Junction, Colorado you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. Our team is caring and friendly and we work hard to create a welcoming and compassionate atmosphere. With years of experience in pediatric dentistry and working with kids, we’ve developed a wide array of pediatric services. The pediatric services we provide are:
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective sedative used to help children relax during dental procedures. Administered through a small mask placed over the child’s nose, it induces a calm and euphoric state without causing unconsciousness. Nitrous oxide is carefully monitored by our experienced dental team, ensuring the child’s comfort and relaxation throughout the treatment. The benefits include:
- Anxiety Reduction: Nitrous oxide helps alleviate anxiety and nervousness, creating a more relaxed and comfortable experience for children.
- Quick Onset and Offset: The effects of nitrous oxide are rapid, and the sedation wears off quickly after the mask is removed, allowing children to resume normal activities soon after the dental procedure.
- Safe and Adjustable: The level of sedation can be easily adjusted by the dentist, ensuring optimal comfort and safety for each child.
- Minimized Gag Reflex: Nitrous oxide reduces the sensitivity of the gag reflex, making it easier for children to tolerate necessary dental treatments.
Nitrous oxide is recommended for children who experience dental anxiety, have difficulty sitting still during procedures, or require extensive dental work. Our caring dental team assesses each child individually to determine the most suitable sedation options for their specific needs.
Pit and fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment that involves applying a thin, protective coating to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. These surfaces often have deep grooves and crevices that can trap food particles and bacteria, leading to cavities. Sealants act as a barrier, preventing decay and safeguarding the tooth enamel. The benefits include:
- Cavity Prevention: Sealants provide an extra layer of protection, reducing the risk of cavities by sealing off vulnerable areas of the teeth.
- Long-Lasting Protection: Applied in a quick and painless procedure, sealants can last for several years, offering continuous protection during a child’s cavity-prone years.
- Non-Invasive: The application of sealants is non-invasive, requiring no drilling or removal of tooth structure, making it a comfortable and straightforward preventive measure.
Pit and fissure sealants are recommended for children with deep grooves and fissures on their molars and premolars. This preventive treatment is particularly beneficial for those at a higher risk of developing cavities, providing essential protection during their formative years.
A space maintainer is a dental device used to hold space for a permanent tooth when a baby tooth is lost prematurely. When a primary tooth is lost before the permanent tooth is ready to emerge, neighboring teeth may shift, potentially causing alignment issues. A space maintainer prevents this by preserving the space for the permanent tooth. The benefits include:
- Prevents Misalignment: By preserving the space left by a lost primary tooth, a space maintainer helps prevent adjacent teeth from shifting and causing misalignment issues.
- Promotes Proper Tooth Development: Ensures that the permanent tooth has adequate space to emerge in its correct position, supporting proper dental development.
- Avoids Future Orthodontic Issues: The use of space maintainers can reduce the likelihood of future orthodontic problems that may arise from premature tooth loss.
Space maintainers are recommended for children who have lost a baby tooth prematurely. This proactive measure is especially crucial for those with developing permanent teeth to prevent potential alignment problems and simplify future orthodontic treatment.
We Look Forward to Meeting You and Your Child!
The entire team here at Ruby Canyon Dental is committed to providing an anxiety-free dental experience. If you live in or around Grand Junction, Redlands, or Clifton, Colorado, please consider us as you new pediatric dentist family. We love serving our local community and we would love to serve you. Please give us a call if you’re interested in a free dental consultation. Call us at (970) 241-1313 or send us an email. You can learn more about us by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.