As adults, most of us have experienced tooth problems at some point in time. We know how painful and inconvenient it can be to continue our routine while enduring a tooth ailment. And it makes us regret having ignored dental health and checkups in our childhood. Most of us ignore child dental care needs believing that being toothless as infants and having milk teeth as children do not need much attention, and only our permanent teeth require care and hygiene. One cannot be more wrong as early checkups help prevent tooth decay and cavities, which can otherwise cause pain, loss of attention, and other infections. Also, some children might require braces early on, while some may need to fix chipped and cracked teeth. Pediatric Dentistry takes care of this.
At Growing Smiles Docs, we offer various services aimed at children’s oral health and cosmetic needs. Our team of experts are recognized for offering comprehensive care and effective treatment while making it a painless, comfortable, and fun experience for children of all ages. We also impart education to our patients and their families on the need and significance of oral hygiene and care in an interactive and fun way. Involving and enlightening parents on the needs of their child and removing their doubts and anxiety over the procedures is handled by our empathetic and reassuring staff at every step.
At Growing Smiles Docs, we offer a wide range of oral and cosmetic services for kids of all ages. Cosmetic procedures such as bonding, braces, ClearCorrect, and Invisalign are carried out using state-of-the-art equipment and components in a comforting and reassuring environment. Seemingly unpleasant and painful procedures such as tooth extraction, pulp therapy, and crown fitting are conducted after appropriate counseling with children to alleviate their fears and anxiety to carry out an informed procedure. At times, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is administered to calm the kids during delicate procedures.
Fillings for cavities and sealant administration are also some of our offerings. Dental care needs, such as teeth cleaning as well as teeth whitening, are also offered with regular follow-ups for sustaining the hygiene and appearance of your child’s pearly whites.
Apart from this, Growing Smiles Docs offers interceptive orthodontics for preventing or reducing the onslaught of any budding malocclusions that may later cause bigger issues and more extensive treatment. Space maintainers for growing permanent tooth at its intended position, guided eruption to facilitate natural alignment of the teeth by preventing crowding, and dental headgear to correct upper and lower molar fitment are some of the orthodontic treatments which will help you save big if performed at the right age.
Special Needs Children
We also cater to special needs children as we realize that these kids have different and varying degrees of perception and feelings for such overwhelming situations. They may experience more anxiety and manifest extreme reactions towards certain procedures, environment, and persons. We take care of these sensitivities while dealing with such children to accommodate most of their needs and make them comfortable before, during, and after the procedures.
Emergency care is provided for the following conditions even after business hours and on weekends as well as holidays:
- Bleeding due to tooth break or fall out
- Tooth/teeth breakage
- Canker Sores
- Cheek, lip and tongue bites and cuts
- Permanent tooth/teeth breakage
- Broken jaw
A super-friendly and tremendously motivated team is what makes Growing Smiles Docs an excellent experience for your child. We have a devoted squad of highly trained and experienced practitioners who will put your child to ease the moment you step in. Our team undergoes continuing education programs and training to keep abreast of the latest technology and dental breakthroughs to offer the highest level of care and service to our patients and provide you with a positive and satisfying experience.
Growing Smiles Docs is led by Dr. Noreen Doherty, who completed a 2-year residency while specializing in Child Dentistry and also received her DDS from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Also, she is a certified member of the American Dental Association as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Daren King, DDS, is also part of the team at Growing Smiles Docs. He is a leading orthodontist with several decades of experience in delivering orthodontic care. He is a registered member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.