Start healthy practices early with Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago, IL
Dental care begins as soon as the first tooth erupts and taking your child to the dentist will ensure they have a healthy, happy smile as an adult. Wicker Park Dental Group offers pediatric dentistry services to help you care for your child’s teeth and ensure they learn good oral hygiene habits from the start.
The best way to prevent issues with your child’s teeth is with routine cleanings and exams. Early dental visits will also help your child get used to the dentist and reduce anxiety, and our team will work to make it a fun, educational experience that they can look forward to. During each visit, our oral hygienists will remove plaque and tartar to prevent cavities and gum disease so you can avoid costly procedures in the future. We also use this time to educate your child on the best ways to care for their teeth, and we can show them spots that need more attention during the exam.
Preventative care is the most effective way to protect your oral health. As their adult teeth come in, we may recommend dental sealants to protect vulnerable areas on their teeth from developing cavities. Dental sealants are a cost-effective way to provide years of protection in hard to clean areas in the teeth.
Tooth decay can cause serious issues with your oral health, even in baby teeth. If we find cavities, we can gently remove the decay and fill the cavity within a few minutes. For children with dental anxiety, we offer sedation services that are safe and effective to help them get the care they need as soon as possible.
As the baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth grow in, we will monitor for signs of dental crowding and bite alignment issues so we can address them while the jaw is still soft and malleable. Orthodontic treatment can prevent a variety of oral health issues and improve confidence in their smile. Contact our office in Chicago, IL, today at (773) 276-5566 to set up an appointment and learn more about how you can prioritize your child’s oral health.