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Pediatric Dentistry Service

With Children's Dental Care, we provide all of our patients with comprehensive pediatric dentistry services. We are proud to serve communities in Southeastern Indiana including Batesville and surrounding areas. From beginning to end, our dentists and dental staff are committed to providing all children from infancy to adolescence with the best dental care. Our highly qualified staff and doctors offer a full range of dental services for kids, and will help your child develop oral health habits that ensure healthy smiles for life.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY SERVICE

Preventative Dental Care

Our practice puts a large emphasis on total preventative care for all patients. Care involves regular dental hygiene checkups and teaching patients good home oral health routines. Some of our preventative services include sealants and fluoride treatments, which help protect your child's teeth from cavities. Our goal is to keep your child's teeth healthy and clean for life.

We also work with parents to educate them in recognizing some of the common dental issues children face. This includes bruxism (teeth grinding), baby bottle tooth decay, and thumb sucking. Together with our team, we will develop a dental plan that helps your child maintain great oral health and good dental development. We use advanced techniques and technologies to ensure your child receives the best and most up-to-date care during their scheduled dental exams.

Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography (X-rays) offer patients an environmentally friendly and safer option than traditional X-rays. The amount of radiation produced by a digital X-ray is lower than traditional radiographs. X-rays help the dentist look at the roots in the jaw and a patient's teeth. X-rays are an important part of preventative dentistry, as they help your dentist see if there are any small cavities, diseases, or infections in a patient's mouth. X-rays are a great tool for early prevention and are considered to be a standard component of a typical dental visit.

Sedation Dentistry

Endorsed by the American Dental Association, sedation dentistry is an effective way to help many patients feel comfortable during a dental visit. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobias, and for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are two types of sedation: oral sedation and Intravenous General Anesthesia (IVGA).

This type of sedation refers to the distribution of medication through an IV to put patients to sleep. This may be a good option for very young patients with dental phobias, physical handicaps, strong gag reflexes, or low pain tolerance. General anesthesia may be the preferred form of treatment for major dental treatments. This procedure can also be utilized in older pediatric patients during cosmetic procedures, periodontal treatments, root canals, as well as when fillings, crowns, and bridges are put in.

Children's Dental Care only offers IV GA, which is administered and monitored by Kyle Kramer, D.D.S., MS and Mark A. Saxen D.D.S. PhD. Dr. Kramer and Dr. Saxen are from Indiana Office Based Anesthesia located in Indianapolis. Both doctors visit our Batesville location weekly. For more information about their service, please go to the website for Indiana Office-Based Anesthesia.

If this treatment option is right for your child, our doctors will discuss the pre- and post-sedation instructions with you.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is most commonly known as “laughing gas” and is used as in inhalation analgesic during dental procedures. A mixture of oxygen and the Nitrous Oxide is administered to the patient. It blocks some pain perception, and has a calming effect on the patient. This treatment option helps anxious or phobic patients during their dental treatments. This is a mild sedative, and patients remain conscious during their treatment. There are rarely side effects for this sedation option and the effects typically wear off when the Nitrous Oxide has been turned off.

Our office will provide you with pre- and post-appointment instructions to ensure this treatment option goes smoothly for your child.

General Anesthesia Dentistry

This type of dentistry refers to the use of a general anesthetic during dental treatments. For a young child who requires major dental treatment, has a low pain tolerance, strong gag reflexes, or physical handicaps, this may be a good option. If your child has a medical condition that rules out the use of other types of treatment, they may benefit from having all of their treatment done during a single session.

This procedure is usually accomplished in a hospital or surgical center. Your pediatrician with complete a thorough physical exam and a complete medical history will be taken by your dentist, to protect your child's well-being and health. Before the procedure, we will discuss the pre- and post-surgical issues and answer any questions you may have. We will make sure you are well-informed before you child enters the hospital, so that you know the risks and benefits of this type of procedure.

Orthodontics

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a child should receive their first orthodontic screening by age seven. This helps to identify potential problems and correct them before it becomes something more serious. Typical orthodontic problems include bites that are not in alignment, protruding teeth, jaw growth problems, and crowding of teeth. These problems may be inherited or can be caused by mouth injuries, early or late loss of baby teeth, thumb-sucking habits. Orthodontic treatment in children can prevent more costly, time-consuming treatments down the line. Orthodontic treatment in adult patients takes more time, since the jaw bones are finished growing.

For more information about orthodontic treatments, please contact our office today. Our friendly staff is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that helps improve the appearance of a patient's gums, teeth, or bite. There are many treatment options that fall under this category including veneers, teeth whitening treatment, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and tooth colored fillings. The use of cosmetic dentistry procedures varies on a patient's age and the teeth effected. Each procedure is tailored to fit an individual's needs.

Please contact our office for more information about cosmetic dentistry treatment options.

Choose Children's Dental Care for Service You Can Count On

We are proud to service patients from communities in Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio including: Harrison, OH; Greensburg, IN; Brookville, IN; Rushville, IN; Osgood, IN; Versailles, IN; Sunman, IN; Connersville, IN and Milan, IN.

For more details about the procedures and services Children's Dental Care offers, please contact our office today at 812-934-6166 or fill out a contact form. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you have.