Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Papillion, NE
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We understand that dentistry can be complicated, especially when it’s dental services for other members of your family. Our goal is to educate as much as necessary to help you feel comfortable and confident about your child’s future care. You can read a handful of the most common questions we’ve heard below for your convenience.
How often should I bring my child for a checkup?
We recommend that you bring your child in for a routine checkup at least once every six months. Their first checkup should occur within six months of their first tooth erupting or by their first birthday, depending on which happens sooner. During these visits, we’ll be able to not only clean and examine their teeth but catch any underlying issues before they turn into serious or expensive dental concerns.
Are sealants worth it?
We certainly believe they are! As your child ages, they will need to get used to brushing and flossing on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this process takes time and a certain level of dexterity, which may be difficult for them at first. In order to give them extra protection as they get used to these habits, we often recommend dental sealants for their most vulnerable teeth.
How do you fix a cavity?
It depends on the size of the cavity. If the cavity is small enough, we may only need to use a dental filling to prevent it from getting any larger. If the cavity is more severe, a pediatric crown may be more appropriate. Going forward, we may recommend preventive treatments like silver diamine fluoride to stop the development of cavities in their earliest stages.
Can you help my child with special needs get comfortable?
Dr. Bryce is highly experienced in helping young patients with special needs feel comfortable and prepared ahead of, during, and after their dental appointment. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, he also holds specialized training within his field. In the event your child needs additional assistance, he also provides multiple sedation options, including hospital anesthesia administered by a dedicated anesthesiologist.
Do you handle dental emergencies?
Not only do we take dental emergencies, but we recommend that you call us as soon as one occurs. We offer after-hour and same-day appointments as well as accept visits on the weekend, so don’t put off your child’s dental emergency if they have one.
Do you accept my dental insurance?
We accept a wide variety of in-network dental insurance plans as well as accept out-of-network options. Our dental office is prepared to help you maximize your benefits to the fullest extent, ensuring you get the best care possible at an affordable price. We also accept Medicaid if you do not have private dental insurance at this time. We also accept Medicaid for patients that are 12 years old and younger
What’s the best oral care product for my child?
The oral care products your child should use will vary based on their needs. However, we recommend products coming from Crest and Colgate in particular. If you need help finding a product that your child will enjoy using or you need a prescription toothpaste, please let us know.
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