Dr. Marshall emphasizes routine examinations at a young age so that he can help your child’s smile grow into a full and healthy adult one! Children are a lot more prone to cavities, so it is even more important to give them proper care and guidance. Plus when your child learns that the dentist is a safe and healthy place, they are much more likely to maintain their routine examinations throughout their life and won’t develop dental anxiety. At River Vista Dentistry, we want give your children a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Kid Friendly Amenities
We know that a dental office doesn’t exactly give off fun vibes for children, and we understand that some of our younger patients may become anxious in new environments. To help your children feel relaxed and at ease, we included kid friendly amenities in our office.
Dr. Marshall and his team have a calm and friendly demeanor, and while your child is in the dental chair, we will gently explain exactly what is happening and why it needs to be done. We will talk about what it means to have a healthy smile and what happens when you neglect it. We want your child to leave feeling like they just had a fun experience and will look forward to the next time!Schedule an Appointment
Sometimes your child might already be afraid of the dental chair and can’t stop their nerves from kicking in. In these situations, we have calming sedation with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, that will help your child relax and feel at ease. Nitrous oxide is safe for children and once it is removed, they will feel back to normal within minutes!
Children’s Dental Trauma Guide
If your child experiences a dental trauma, call our office immediately if it’s during our office hours. We set aside time in our schedule for emergencies because we know that timeliness is key to saving a tooth in an emergency. If it is outside of our office hours and the trauma has caused severe bleeding, or the trauma itself is severe (like a broken jawbone), go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility.Schedule an Appointment