Every Smile is Special
Every child, from one to eighteen years old, deserves dental care that caters to their unique needs. At Maple Ridge Dentistry for Kids, we focus on providing children of all backgrounds and varied degrees of treatment complexity with the comprehensive, specialized care and services they require and deserve.
Pediatric Dentistry Services
Preventive care involves oral health education for both parent and child, including dietary recommendations, the demonstration of good oral health habits – such as brushing, flossing and fluoride doses – and preparing the patient for the dental environment.
Restorative care is the repair and/or replacement of a damaged tooth. Restorative care procedures include: crowns, fillings, tooth extractions, space maintainers and treatment of nerves damaged by deep cavities.
Mild to Moderate Conscious Oral Sedation
Sedation dentistry is recommended for anxious or restless patients. It involves administering an oral sedative to the patient in order to reduce and anxiety and help the patient cope with extensive dental treatments. Your child will be conscious throughout the entire procedure but will remember little to nothing from the event.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a very safe sedative. Patients breathe in the gas through a mask and, in a matter of minutes, reach a relaxed state. In this relaxed state, some patients are better able to cope with a dental treatment. Recovery from Nitrous Oxide sedation is almost immediate.
Treatment – Please click here to prepare your child for general anesthesia.
We are trained in a number of techniques to help children overcome their fear of dental procedures. The most common technique is Tell-show-Do. Other techniques involves the modeling of the desired behaviour by a sibling or a peer.