Pediatric Dentistry

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Our dental team is excited to meet you! Though we are professionals, we like to give our patients a fun and laid-back experience at the office. Why go anywhere else when the greatest orthodontic team is right here ready to serve you and your family? Come visit one of our convenient locations and see how you can have the smile of your dreams!

Pediatric Dental Services

At our Lafayette location, we enjoy caring for patients of all ages, including children. We are pleased to provide pediatric dentistry to help you keep your child’s smile in good health. We encourage you to bring your child to our office every six months for a regular dental exam and cleaning. Each member of our team is caring and gentle, and we are practiced at making children feel comfortable.

Prevention

It’s never too early to encourage healthy oral hygiene habits. At Bayou Braces & Dentistry, we are passionate about helping children achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. Although children’s baby teeth are only temporary, it is still crucial to take care of their oral health and ensure proper development.

Our doctors are pediatric dentistry professionals who offer multiple services to care for your child’s teeth. From routine cleanings and exams to restorative dental care, we’ll help your child develop a healthy smile with exceptional oral health.

As a pediatric dental office, we offer the services to address the oral health needs of every young patient.

We use Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) to help protect your child’s teeth from cavities and tooth decay. SDF consists of water, fluoride, silver, and ammonia, which help protect against cavities and strengthen a tooth. In some cases, our pediatric dentists will use SDF instead of a dental filling.

Certain habits like thumb sucking or nail biting can seem like a harmless part of childhood. However, these habits can have detrimental effects on your child’s dental health. A habit appliance focuses on prevention by discouraging your child from unhealthy habits and promoting proper tooth and jaw development.

Losing teeth is a normal and exciting part of your child’s life. However, teeth have a natural tendency to shift out of place. Space maintainers help protect your child’s dental structure by filling in the gaps left behind by missing teeth.

Treatment

Cavities are one of the most common dental problems among children. If your child has a cavity, it is crucial to get a filling as soon as possible. Cavities will worsen with time, causing more damage to your child’s mouth and becoming more painful.

Our experienced pediatric dentists can save your child’s infected baby tooth and protect their incoming permanent teeth by applying a white composite filling. Composite fillings are not only durable but natural-looking.

We will apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure. And your child will be free to eat and drink immediately afterward.

While fillings are an excellent treatment option for cavities and dental disease, some situations may require a root canal. If the infection spreads to the roots of your child’s tooth, our pediatric dentists may suggest a baby root canal. 

A baby root canal removes the infection from the tooth while preventing further damage and protecting the child’s incoming adult teeth. We typically use a local anesthetic or laughing gas to relieve a child patient of anxiety and eliminate discomfort during the procedure.

Dental crowns are another restorative treatment option to help restore your child’s tooth if they have a severe infection. Our pediatric dentists will often recommend applying a dental crown after a root canal.

Dental crowns can improve the strength and durability of a tooth while reducing sensitivity. At Bayou Braces & Dentistry, we use stainless steel crowns, which are affordable, comfortable, and easy to place.

If your child has an infected baby tooth that will likely fall out soon, Your pediatric dentist will probably suggest an extraction. As a specialized pediatric dentistry office, we know that dental procedures can often make a child anxious. That’s why every dental professional at Bayou Braces & Dentistry works hard to make each appointment as enjoyable as possible.

We use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to help eliminate anxiety. In addition, we can provide distractions like toys and movies to help them relax during the procedure.

We know that a child’s smile can impact their self-esteem. Bayou Braces & Dentistry provides cosmetic dentistry treatments for children, including teeth whitening, dental bonding, and dental flippers.

Our pediatric cosmetic dental procedures are minimally invasive and can help your child achieve their best and brightest smile.

As pediatric dental professionals, we strive to make our office as enjoyable and anxiety-free as possible. We use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help children feel more relaxed during certain dental care procedures like root canals or extractions.

Get Started

Lafayette Appointment Request

The first step is to request an appointment with our amazing doctors and team at our Lafayette location! We can’t wait to chat about your child’s needs as it relates to maintaining an awesome smile for life. Let’s get started!