Pediatric Dentistry Services
Tooth cleaning and polishing and fluoride treatments are all part of your child's prevention program. However, there is much more. For example, we can apply sealants to protect your child from tooth decay, help you select a mouth guard to prevent sports injuries to the face and teeth, and provide early diagnosis and care of orthodontic problems. Our doctors are uniquely trained to develop a combination of office and home preventive care to insure your child a happy smile.
Palatal expanders create more space in a child's mouth by gradually widening the upper jaw. Although this may sound scary, it's really quite easy — both to do and to tolerate. That's because the upper jaw actually develops as two separate halves that don't completely fuse together until sometime after puberty. Before that happens, the two bones can gently be separated and stabilized over a period of several months. Pretty Awesome!
A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child's mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place. Baby teeth are important to the development of the teeth, jaw bones and muscles and help to guide permanent teeth into position when the baby teeth are lost. If a space is not maintained, then teeth can shift into the open space and orthodontic treatment may be required. Not every child who loses a baby tooth early or to dental decay requires a space maintainer; however, a professional consultation with our doctors should be conducted to determine if using a space maintainer is needed.
NuSmile Pediatric Crowns look better and last longer than other restorative options and competing brands. Manufactured with only the highest quality materials, NuSmile crowns use the latest generation proprietary processes and patent pending technologies to ensure a long-lasting, great looking restoration every time. Dr. Taiym and his staff are proud to be able to give our little patients a healthier and beautiful smile.
Tooth colored fillings
We use the highest quality restorative materials to obtain optimal and esthetic results.
Conscious Sedation is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs. It is used to calm your child and to reduce the anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatments. With over 3500 combined oral sedations performed by Dr. Taiym and Dr. Kamali, you can trust they have extensive experience taking care of your child during their dental treatment.
Outpatient General Anesthesia
Outpatient General Anesthesia is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs that would not work well under conscious sedation or I.V. sedation. Dr. Taiym performs all of his outpatient general anesthesia dental treatment at Children's Medical Center Plano/Dallas. He has performed close to 1500 surgery cases at Children's Medical Center in Dallas and Plano. Not every child requires general anesthesia, but it is great to know that Dr. Taiym has the extensive experience.
Digital x-rays means less radiation exposure.