Many Parents are Unaware of Health Problems that Arise from Damage to a Baby Tooth
Cavities can be painful for your child and can lead to more complicated problems if left untreated. Even though a baby tooth will eventually fall out, if it isn’t protected, it can cause more serious dental problems which will be harder to fix.
If your child is experiencing pain from severe tooth decay or some other form of damage, they may need a tooth crown. These can protect your child’s tooth from further damage and can save them from further discomfort. A crown can also be an effective preventive measure which can save you money in the future. Tooth crowns could help save your child’s smile for years to come.
Does My Child Need a Dental Crown?
Your child may need a crown if a tooth becomes damaged or rotted. This can be painful for your child and can even cause an infection. If your child loses their baby teeth prematurely, they may experience orthodontic problems or trouble chewing food.
Baby teeth also hold space for permanent teeth and guide them into place. Without them, your child’s adult teeth can grow in crooked, leading to further dental problems when they get older.
In some cases, a crown can prevent a vulnerable tooth from decaying. Visit our office to see if your child needs one.
Pediatric Tooth Crowns
Who We Are:
Arctic Dental is committed to caring for your child’s dental health. We are run by Dr. Jarod Johnson, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jarod earned his Doctor in Dental Surgery in 2013 from the University of Iowa. He also attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, where he obtained a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Jarod works hard to create lasting relationships with all of the children and families who visit our office. We provide a wide range of services and offer a variety of crowns suited to your child’s needs.
What We Do:
At Arctic Dental, we work closely with children and their families to provide them with the highest level of care for their individual needs. We educate our clients to help them build healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Dr. Jarod’s energetic personality helps to create a welcoming environment for children, putting them at ease during their visit.
If your child is experiencing pain from a tooth, they have recently damaged one, or you are concerned about possible dental problems, schedule an appointment with us today.
How to Care for a Child’s Tooth Crown
After your child’s crown is installed, they may experience bleeding or painful gums for several days after the procedure.
- Continue brushing your child’s teeth like normal, even in the case of bleeding, because any food can easily cause a gum infection.
- Depending on your child’s needs, you may need to use a over the counter analgesics to ease the pain of brushing and cleaning their teeth. Consult with your dentist before using pain medication.
- Avoid feeding your child sticky foods as long as your child has the crown as these can dislodge it.
*Accepting new patients from Muscatine and areas near West Liberty, Columbus Junction, Wapello, Tipton, Wilton, Durant, Stockton, Walcott, Blue Grass.