Spring Forest Dental is Now
Corona Family Dental at Spring Forest
10940 State Road 70 E Suite 102, Bradenton, FL 34202

(941) 756-9604

Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota East is Now
Corona Family Dental at Sarasota East
8282 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241

(941) 256-3475


Family Dentistry and Pediatrics


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Dental Exams

Regular dental checkups are vital to maintaining proper oral health, and they are especially important for children. Children’s’ teeth change dramatically as they grow. Exams and checkups allow us to monitor new growth and prevent potential complications such as cavities.

Preventative Pediatric Dental Care

Preventative dental treatments help to ensure that your child has a better start to a happy, healthy life. Daily brushing and flossing as well as regular cleanings at our Sarasota office are as important for children as they are for adults. Cleaning helps to remove food particles, plaque, and other harmful bacteria which has hardened or is too hard to remove by brushing and flossing. Bacteria build-up can lead to complications such as gum disease, so thorough cleanings are vital too keeping your child’s pearly whites healthy. While the dentist cleans your child’s teeth, they are also able to detect potential problems such as cavities, unnoticed fractures, eruption, and crowding. Sealants are also often applied to a child’s molars in order to prevent even the possibility of a cavity.

Pediatric Dental Restoration

If decay or infection does take hold in your child’s teeth, there are restorative treatments that can help. Fillings are often used to restore teeth affected by cavities—a fairly common complication in children, and custom child-sized crowns may be used to further restore a tooth.

Dental Space Maintainers

If a child loses a baby tooth prematurely, the space left behind may cause damage to the surrounding teeth and mouth. This could be especially serious if your child loses their molars too early. If your child starts to lose their baby teeth before they are six years old, consult their dental pediatrician. Your dentist may choose to use space maintainers to keep the place of the lost tooth until new teeth start to grow in. Spacers are painless “place-holders” for baby teeth which have been lost prematurely. The spacer is usually made of a metal or acrylic material and may be attached to springs or rubber bands. They resemble a retainer and can either be fixed in place or removable. There are also space maintainers that resemble teeth for missing front teeth.

Pediatric Dental Extractions

Though every measure may be taken to repair or restore a damaged tooth, sometimes extractions are necessary to protect the rest of the mouth. If a tooth is badly broken and cannot be prepared, or if it has become deeply infected, extraction and replacement might be the best option. Extraction may also be necessary of a baby tooth does not fall out on its own.

Sedation & Anesthetics

If a child or parent is afraid or concerned about a treatment process, we offer safe anesthetics. These might be especially necessary if the child must remain motionless for the procedure, or if there is a lot of invasive dental work to be done. Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is often affectionately called, is a mild sedative administered through a mask. Generally, under laughing gas, the child will remain awake yet relaxed. Oral sedation medication might be administered instead. Under mild and moderate sedation, the child remains awake while deep sedation helps them to sleep during treatment. In some cases, general anesthesia may be administered. This will keep the child asleep and free of pain during the procedure. If a general anesthetic is used, trained anesthesia professionals will be present to both administer and monitor your child’s medication, ensuring their safety. Speak to our family-oriented dentists at our Lakewood Ranch office for any questions or concerns you may have about sedation and anesthetics. Our utmost concern is the safety and comfort of both you and your child.


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