If you’re a parent in Pueblo and you’re looking for a qualified and experienced family dentist, Dr. David Sisneros can help. We offer children’s dentistry for kids of all ages at Rocky Mountain Dental Co., and can protect your little one’s oral health. Learn more below, or contact us now for a consultation.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has recommended that children visit the dentist for the first time when their first tooth comes out, or when they turn one year old.
If you have an older child, the best time to bring them to the dentist is today! It’s never too late to start getting routine dental care and teeth cleanings from a family dentist like Dr. David Sisneros. No matter your child’s age, we’ll provide them with the dental care they need for a healthy smile as they grow.
Stainless steel crowns are often a better choice for cavities in baby teeth compared to fillings. These pre-fitted crowns are a good alternative to traditional fillings because they require minimal tooth preparation, and can often be placed without removing any enamel with a dental drill.
Dr. Sisneros will simply choose a crown that fits over your child’s tooth and bond it into place to protect the tooth from any further decay or damage. This is a fast, low-cost, and effective way to keep the baby tooth healthy until it falls out as part of the aging process.
A space maintainer may be required if one of your child’s baby teeth falls out prematurely due to an oral health issue like a cavity, tooth infection, or dental injury. A space maintainer is a dental prosthetic that sits between your child’s teeth in the place where their missing tooth used to be. As the name implies, this prevents the nearby teeth from moving, and preserves the gap in your child’s smile.
This is important because your child’s baby teeth form the “paths” that their adult teeth will follow as they emerge. Premature tooth loss can interfere with this, so a space maintainer is always recommended if your child loses one or more baby teeth early.
Also known as a “baby root canal,” this procedure is done on infected baby teeth to save and preserve them. Dr. Sisneros will open up the tooth, clean out decayed material from the inside of the tooth, and apply a special healing dressing to preserve the remaining pulp.
Then, the tooth will be protected with a filling or a crown. When done properly, this preserves the baby tooth until it falls out as your child grows and ages.