The first visit
A child’s first visit to the dentist is incredibly important for making a good lasting impression! This impression goes both ways, as it is important for us to learn about a child’s habits, family health history and to give any specific recommendations. For the child, it is even more important for it to be as stress-free an event as possible. Using positive language and explaining calmly what the dentist’s office is all about will help relieve the anticipation somewhat. It is also quite important to make sure that any distracting stimulus (namely other children) be left at home. Bringing another adult along to tend to your child while you ask questions of the dentist can also be very helpful. Our offices are designed with child psychology in mind, and provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere.Visit our office in Troy, IL.
When the crack is too severe for the tooth to be saved, the dentist will perform an extraction. There are a number of restorative options in this case, such as bridges, dental implants and partial dentures. All of these structures can restore biting, chewing, and speaking functions.
You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following: an abscess (or pimple) on the gums, sensitivity to heat and cold, severe toothaches, swelling or tenderness. However, sometimes no symptoms of an infected root are present, which is why it is so important to schedule routine checkups with your dentist who can check for signs that you cannot detect on your own.