If a parent told me that a child had a hard time chewing, what we would do is, of course, we'd want them to come in. We'd take a look at them, we’d try to get a history of when this problem happened, when it started, how long it happened, how long, maybe, the pain is present when they're having this problem of not being able to chew. Then we just go through our steps and try to come up with a diagnosis either to find out what's causing it, whether it's a cavity, a broken filling, an infection, or if it's ... maybe it's just okay and there's no problem for us to worry about.
If damaged or missing teeth are causing your child to have a hard time chewing, contact Dr. Erik Rooklidge of Dentistry for Children in Sandy, UT today!
Dentistry for Children have dental offices in Sandy, UT, West Valley, UT, and Murray, UT, so regardless of which one you visit, we can repair your child’s smile with an assortment of restorative dentistry treatments.
Dr. Erik Rooklidge, Sandy, UT dentist, and our other dentists can even fix every issue with your little one’s teeth through a full-mouth reconstruction!
Our Restorative Dentistry Options
Children can be picky eaters. But if your child has damaged or missing teeth, there may be another reason they’re avoiding fruits and vegetables: dental pain.
If you need to replace damaged or missing teeth in your child’s smile, dental implants offer a sturdy foundation for teeth replacement options, including dental crowns and dental bridges. Unlike many other dentists, we can extract a problem tooth and place a dental implant restored with a same-day dental crown in a single visit!
If dental implants are not right for your child, we can replace one or more adjacent missing teeth with a traditional dental bridge. We can also custom-make a zirconia dental crown to cap a damaged tooth for added strength, protection, and improved appearance.
We can also get rid of infections inside your kid’s teeth with a gentle root canal.
Yet another option is a tooth filling. Using our state-of-the-art Solea CO2 dental laser, we will simultaneously numb your child’s tooth and remove tooth decay!
Dental Sedation For Improved Comfort
If there is any chance of discomfort, we will numb the area with an anesthetic. Our calming, soothing team inDentistry for Children can also make treatments more comfortable and help relieve your child’s dental anxiety with dental sedation options!
Get your child’s strong bite and beautiful smile back – call Dentistry for Children in Sandy, UT today for restorative dentistry options. You can also use our online form. Dr. Erik Rooklidge is also a member of the famous organizations – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The Utah Dental Association.