Pediatric Dentistry & Services

Danville Pediatric Dentistry provides first class dental care services for Virginia children, aged 12 years and under. We provide individual attention to each of our young clients and welcome patients and their families to the clinical area to ensure complete satisfaction with our procedures and services.

Pediatric Dentistry in Danville Virginia
A Pediatric Dentist has advanced training in children’s oral healthcare, requiring additional years of dental education and experience. They specialize in dealing with children of different ages from infants to adolescents as dental needs change over time.

Children of different backgrounds and varying oral healthcare needs have to be guided with individual approaches in order to ensure optimal dental health. A qualified pediatric dentist is able to give guidance to children and their families about oral healthcare and proper hygiene to prevent in the future.

Services
Danville Pediatric Dentistry is home to the best oral health experts who offer specialized services for children’s dental care and hygiene. We understand that each kid requires special attention as each child has different needs and requirements. To ensure the treatment is in a relaxed atmosphere, we encourage and allow parents to accompany their children.

We at Danville Pediatric Dentistry specialize in dental care services for children age 12 and under. We take special care to keep the treatment environment light and friendly. We offer nitrous oxide/oxygen (“happy air”) in treatment rooms to help children manage any dental anxiety during restorative procedures.

We understand that some young children may be unable to tolerate routine dental procedures, especially kids who are extremely anxious or have special needs. Therefore, we offer treatment under general anesthesia or hospital dentistry if needed.

Dental Emergencies

At Danville Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that accidents can happen. A baby tooth can be knocked out, a tooth can be chipped, or your child could be experiencing significant dental pain or swelling from an infection. All of these can cause kids to be irritable leaving the parents worried. At Danville Pediatric Dentistry, we’re ready to help you right away!

For starters, it’s important to be prepared for common dental emergencies. Being prepared will allow parents or caregivers to deal with the situation in a composed manner without creating panic.

My Child’s Got a Toothache!
If your child complains of a toothache, or you feel he or she is uncomfortable due to dental pain, then it is important to determine the cause of the pain. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to examine your child in order to make appropriate recommendations on managing your child’s discomfort.

My Child’s Baby Tooth Just Got Knocked Out!
Contact us immediately for a visit. If it’s a baby tooth, do not try to re-implant the tooth as it can cause damage to the growth of the permanent tooth.

My Child’s Permanent Tooth Just Got Knocked Out!
In case your child’s permanent tooth gets knocked out, Immediately contact a pediatric dentist. The following instructions may be helpful in managing this dental emergency:
  • If a tooth is avulsed, make sure it is a permanent tooth (primary teeth should not be replanted).
  • Keep the patient calm.
  • Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (max 10 s) under cold running water and re-position it. Try to encourage the patient/guardian to replant the tooth. Once the tooth is back in place, bite on handkerchief to hold it in position.
  • If this is not possible, or for other reasons when re-plantation of the avulsed tooth is not possible (e.g.,an unconscious patient), place the tooth in glass of milk or another suitable storage medium and bring with the patient to the emergency clinic. The tooth can also be transported in the mouth, keeping it inside the lip or cheek if the patient is conscious. If the patient is very young, he/she could swallow the tooth – therefore it is advisable to get the patient to spit in a container and place the tooth in it. Avoid storage in water.
  • If there is access at the place of accident to special storage or transport media (e.g., tissue culture/transport medium), Hanks balanced storage medium (HBSS or saline) such media can preferably be used.
  • Seek emergency dental treatment immediately.

My Child’s Tooth Just Got Chipped!
If your child’s tooth gets chipped or broken, it is important to contact us to determine if the tooth may require any further treatment. If a permanent tooth is fractured and you can find the broken tooth fragment, we ask that you bring it when you accompany your child to the office. It may be possible to re-attach the broken portion.

Have an Emergency?
If your child has a dental emergency, please call us at 434-791-2142 for an immediate appointment.