Routine pediatric dentistry appointments provide an easy and effective way to preserve your child’s oral health. At Comfort Dentistry, Priyanka Agrawal, DDS, provides pediatric dentistry to children and teens. To schedule an appointment for your child at the office in the Stone Oak neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.
Pediatric dentistry utilizes regular checkups and preventive screenings to ensure good oral health in children and teens.
Routine visits to a pediatric dentist significantly lower the risk of potentially serious oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and crowding. Pediatric dentistry also presents an opportunity to educate your child about the benefits of good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing.
At Comfort Dentistry, Dr. Agrawal offers a variety of pediatric dentistry services, including:
An oral exam is a routine checkup that assesses your child’s dental health. During an exam, Dr. Agrawal uses a mirror to observe your child’s teeth, tongue, and gums. If she detects any issues, like a cavity or abscess, she can order additional testing.
Dental X-rays provide detailed images of your child’s jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone. These images can pinpoint problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye, like damaged tooth pulp. In addition, X-rays help guide certain dental procedures like extractions or the placement of restorations.
Professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from beneath your child’s gum line and the surfaces of their teeth. Following the cleaning, Dr. Agrawal polishes your child’s teeth with gritty toothpaste and applies a fluoride treatment, which helps protect against tooth decay.
If your child regularly experiences cavities, Dr. Agrawal might recommend sealants. Sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to your child’s molars or premolars (the teeth at the back of their mouth). They prevent plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from building up, ensuring your child’s teeth remain free of decay.
Restorative dentistry uses appliances like crowns, bridges, or fillings to repair tooth damage or decay. If your child cracks a tooth while playing sports, or they develop a cavity, restorations can prevent further issues and restore their smile.
Dental extractions are a type of oral surgery used to remove one (or multiple) teeth. Dr. Agrawal always tries to avoid extractions, but sometimes that isn’t possible. That’s especially true if your child has impacted teeth or teeth unable to break through the gum line.
Many children experience dental anxiety. To help them remain calm, Dr. Agrawal offers nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to make appointments more relaxing and comfortable.
At Comfort Dentistry, Dr. Agrawal recommends scheduling a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child at least twice a year. Routine exams can catch potentially serious problems early on when they’re most responsive to treatment.
Don’t wait to schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child at Comfort Dentistry. Call to speak with a member of the administrative team or click the online booking tool.