We frequently have children come in with young children, probably two or three with mouths full of cavities where they're either in pain, staying up at night, but they're too anxious to get treatment done in the office awake. So in those kind of situations, we'll do, typically, we'll put them to sleep, get everything done in one visit, get rid of the decay. If there's any abscessed teeth, we'll be able to pull those out. If we do pull a tooth, we'll put in a space maintainer to maintain the space, and I've really seen that it, you know, can just dramatically improve their quality of life, you know? Sometimes we don't think of these baby teeth as being important, but they do play an important role for kids where they can, you know, of course not have pain, but to function properly. Even some kids—even speech can be affected by your teeth. So we see frequently—doing these bigger cases, if necessary, can really make the kids' lives a lot better.
Does your kid have so many dental problems you don’t know where to start? If your child needs major work done on their smile, contact trusted Sandy, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children for a full-mouth reconstruction.
Whether you visit our Sandy, UT dentist office or West Valley, UT dentist office, Dr. Erik Rooklidge and our other skilled pediatric dentists offer full-mouth reconstruction dentistry options to fix every issue with your child’s smile!
To ensure your child’s comfort and relieve pain, we will use anesthetic and can also offer dental sedation options.
Dental Implant Options
If your child needs any teeth completely replaced, dental implants are a great option because they literally fuse with the jawbone for a strong, sturdy hold.
Because our Sandy, UT dentists including Dr. Erik Rooklidge of Dentistry for Children have undergone extensive training, we are even able to extract a tooth and place your child’s dental implant in the same day! We will then restore his or her grin by attaching dental crowns or dental bridges to the implants.
Your Child’s Other Full-Mouth Reconstruction Options
A lot can go wrong with your teeth, even from a young age. Maybe your child chipped several teeth at once while playing sports and not wearing an athletic mouthguard. Or perhaps your little one involuntarily grinds their teeth at night while sleeping, resulting in a worn-down bite. No matter the cause, we can help!
We will explain all of your full-mouth reconstruction options thoroughly so you can make the best decision for your child.
If you’d like to conceal and protect damaged teeth, we can provide same-day zirconia dental crowns. Our pediatric Sandy, UT dentists including Dr. Erik Rooklidge use completely metal-free crowns.
If your child needs to replace one or multiple adjacent missing teeth but does not want dental implants or is not a good candidate for them, we can also attach a traditional dental bridge.
Get your child’s beautiful smile back with a full-mouth reconstruction from our top-notch Sandy, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children – call us today. You can also use our online form. Dr. Erik Rooklidge is also a member of the well-known dental organizations – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The Utah Dental Association.