Our Pediatric Services
SPECIALIZED CARE DELIVERED BY A TRUSTED TEAM
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry provides exceptional dental care to children of all ages. Maintaining good oral health is essential for long-term health and well-being. For this reason, it’s important to instill healthy dental habits in children from a young age. This equips them with the information and skills to care for their own oral health so they can have happy, healthy smiles for life.
Spinnaker’s gentle, caring team is specifically trained in child-focused dentistry, and we truly enjoy getting to know our young patients. Our dental office is a fun, relaxed, and friendly dental home for your children. We use the latest technology and techniques so your child is as comfortable as possible throughout their treatment. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring your children have only positive experiences at the dentist.
Professional Preventive Care
HELPING YOUR CHILDREN AVOID DENTAL ISSUES WHEN THEY GROW UP
Regular dental checkups and evaluations with a pediatric dental team are recommended to keep your child smiling brightly. The team at Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry provides a range of preventive services, including professional cleanings, dietary counseling, and fluoride varnish application. Composite (tooth-colored) fillings and silver diamine fluoride treatments are also available. Our team of specialists is here to support parents, caregivers, and our young patients throughout the dental journey. We provide general education about oral health and oral hygiene.
Dental sealants are a common preventive measure for children. These are thin plastic coatings we apply to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealants “smooth” out the tooth grooves, providing a protective shield. This enables better cleaning and keeps out harmful bacteria that causes decay.
STRENGTHENING AND REINFORCING THE TEETH
Crowns are sometimes necessary to protect and restore a child’s teeth. They are for children of all ages and are especially useful in restoring damaged or underdeveloped baby teeth. Baby teeth play a critical role in your child’s oral health development, so restoration is preferred over extraction whenever possible. Even though children eventually lose their baby teeth, these teeth are placeholders. They help guide the adult teeth into the right places. Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry offers stainless steel crowns and Sprig zirconia crowns. Sprig crowns are specially designed to preserve baby teeth. They are also tooth-colored, ensuring a natural-looking smile for your child. Dr. Cooper is an instructor for Sprig. He regularly travels across the country to teach other pediatric dentists how to place these innovative white crowns.
Our pediatric dental services help:
IDENTIFY AND TREAT
ORAL HEALTH ISSUES
PREVENT TOOTH DECAY
& DENTAL PROBLEMS
NERVE TREATMENT FOR LITTLE TEETH
Pulp therapy is a nerve treatment tailored specifically to baby teeth. This is indicated if the inner part of the tooth, or pulp, becomes infected or if extensive decay exposes the pulp to harmful bacteria. Pulpitis occurs when the tissue inside the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. It can be very painful for a child and, if not treated, can lead to further oral health problems in the future. Pulp therapy can be done on baby teeth or permanent teeth.
WHEN SAVING A TOOTH IS NO LONGER AN OPTION
The team at Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to your child’s oral health. We will do everything we can to save a tooth, but sometimes that is not an option. Sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted to make room for the surrounding teeth or to ensure there is space for a permanent tooth to erupt into the right place. Our office offers a range of sedation and anesthesia options to keep your child comfortable during their treatment. We can provide you with information about all available options so you can make the best decision for your child. Your dentist will also give you aftercare instructions to assist your child with a speedy recovery.
KEEPING YOUR CHILD COMFORTABLE DURING COMPLEX TREATMENTS
At Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that complex dental treatments can cause anxiety in young patients. We offer a range of sedation dentistry options to keep your child comfortable and relaxed during their procedure. This can be particularly helpful for extractions and lengthier appointments. Our two most commonly used options are in-office nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, and oral conscious sedation, which involves giving the child oral medication approximately one hour before their appointment. With oral conscious sedation, your child will still be conscious but very relaxed.
Hospital anesthesia is our third option. Alternatively, we have a traveling anesthesiologist who can administer general anesthesia in our office. This can result in major savings for parents as there are no hospital fees.
Insurance & Financing
Every child deserves high-quality, low-stress dental care.
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry accepts cash, card, and most major insurance plans.
CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit can help keep your child smiling!*
CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit offer easy, convenient, and affordable ways to pay for your child’s dental treatment. Contact our friendly team to find out more.