What is a paediatric dentist?

A paediatric dentist is a specialist who is qualified to provide dental treatment to patients ranging from infants, toddlers, children to adolescents and patients with special needs. A paediatric dentist requires an additional two to three years of formal education and clinical training after the completion of a dental doctorate degree.

Why is visiting a paediatric dentist important?

By starting scheduled visits to the dentist at a young age, you are setting the foundation of healthy dental behaviours and habits for your child. This ensures that your child forms knowledge to avoid oral disease for a lifetime.

What are some of the common treatments/procedures my child would receive?

Dental examinations, radiographs (x-rays), diet and oral hygiene instructions are routine components of a consultation. We also provide these common treatments/procedures to ensure your child has a healthy smile:

  • Sealants:

Sealants are placed over your child’s tooth, not because there is decay, but to prevent any decay. They are used when the tooth is more vulnerable to decay because of its shape and deep grooves that are hard to clean and maintain.

  • White Fillings:

In teeth with small to average size decay, we will attempt to restore the cavity with a tooth coloured material. This type of filling bonds to the tooth and supports the remaining tooth structure. It is also highly aesthetic, blending in with the natural tooth.

  • Stainless Steel Crowns/Caps:

A stainless steel crown is a “cap” placed over a tooth with extensive decay to restore its strength, shape, size and appearance. They are typically used on molars and back teeth when a white filling wouldn’t be strong enough.

  • Nerve Treatment:

When a deep cavity gets into the nerve (or pulp) of the tooth, treatment must be completed to prevent development of an abscess or infection. A pulpotomy treatment involves removal of the nerve in the crown (or top) of the tooth. This area is then sterilized and sealed prior to placement of an appropriate restoration.

What is the payment policy at Oakville Children’s Dentistry and Credit Valley Children’s Dentistry?

Full payment is required on the day of the appointment. We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa and debit. Our front desk staff is more than happy to provide all necessary paperwork to submit insurance claims electronically, wherever possible.

What is the cancellation policy at Oakville Children’s Dentistry and Credit Valley Children’s Dentistry?

To cancel an appointment, we require a minimum of 2 business days before the scheduled appointment, before the scheduled appointment. Cancellation fees may apply if insufficient notice is provided.