Kid-Friendly Dental Sedation Services If your child suffers from dental anxiety, there are many things we can do for them to relieve their anxious thoughts and keep them calm during their appointments.

Dental sedation is one safe and effective way to ensure that your child’s mind won’t be racing and they will be able to remain still during their
treatments. For more information about how dental sedation can help your child and their specific needs, please get in touch with our office.

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Why does my child need a dental crown?

Dental crowns can be used to restore baby teeth and adult teeth for a variety of different reasons. If a tooth has received an excessive amount of dental trauma or tooth decay, it may need the added protection of a dental crown. Pediatric dental crowns are also placed after baby root canals for the same reason. If a tooth is broken, misshapen, or worn down, dental crowns can be a great, minimally-invasive restorative treatment. If a crown is placed over a baby tooth, it will come out with the baby tooth when the adult tooth is ready to come in.

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Can silver crowns be replaced with white crowns?

If your child had a silver crown placed on a tooth and you would like it replaced with a tooth-colored crown, we can absolutely do that for you. Stainless steel crowns are typically placed on baby teeth due to how durable they are. They are also less expensive than tooth-colored crowns, so they are typically recommended for baby teeth, especially molars. However, if you don’t like how stainless steel crowns look on your child’s smile, Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry does offer tooth-colored pediatric dental crowns as well.

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Are dental crown procedures painful?

Before a crown is placed, local anesthetic is always used to numb the area near the affected tooth so that the procedure is painless. If your child gets nervous during dental appointments, especially when they’re receiving a restorative treatment, we offer laughing gas and oral conscious sedation, which can help them relax during their visit. Once the treatment is complete, we recommend letting them take it easy for the rest of the day, especially if they received dental sedation. We always do our best to make each child feel as comfortable and calm as possible during restorative treatments.

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