Dentistry General

The Consequences of Pacifiers And Thumb-Sucking Use In Older Children

When we were children, most of sucked our thumb or used a pacifier at some point. For some of us, this ended early, often not long after our first teeth came in. For others, it persisted nearly until we entered kindergarten, and in some cases, we may have held on to that habit for significantly […]

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Here’s When a Tooth Extraction Might Be Necessary

Extraction is the removal of a tooth because it’s medically necessary. A dentist will never remove a tooth just for the heck of it. It’s always done because there’s either something wrong with the tooth or a procedure requires that tooth to be removed. Here are some of the most common reasons Dr. Kavety will […]

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amalgam filling

What’s an amalgam filling?

With an estimated one billion amalgam fillings placed every year, chances are you’ve seen one or two around. These fillings, also called silver fillings, are the most common materials used to treat dental caries. And while they’re called silver fillings, this material is actually not silver. It’s a combination of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. […]

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Decay Prevention for Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Keeping a child’s teeth strong and healthy requires preventative measures. At our pediatric dental practice, prevention is the foundation of all […]

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General Anesthesia

Preparing for Intravenous anesthesia sedation is much like preparing for general anesthesia. There are some general prerequisites and instructions that patients must follow prior to IV sedation to ensure the safety of the procedure. It is important that all patients undergoing IV sedation thoroughly read and understand the directions we provide prior to the procedure […]

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Emergency Pediatric Dentistry

When dental emergencies happen, waiting several days for an appointment with a dentist is not an option. Emergency dentists are committed to helping patients manage sudden injuries and complications that require immediate treatment. Some emergencies are extremely painful, and a visit to the dentist can provide palliative relief. On the other hand, some emergencies can […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. […]

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