General Treatment

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We at the practice of Dr. Jacob Myers are capable of providing a comprehensive selection of general treatment services for your children in order to help them maintain healthy smiles for the rest of their lives. As your provider of kids dentistry in East Lansing and DeWitt, we offer a wide range of treatments and services, from basic dental exams and cleanings to preventative measures, such as sealants and fluoride application. We’re even glad to help with patient education so that children and their parents understand how to most effectively keep a child’s oral hygiene at an optimal level. Some of the East Lansing dentistry treatments that we offer include the following.

Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings

Our composite (tooth-colored) fillings are used to restore tooth fractures and decay while maintaining the most pleasing cosmetic appearance possible. The shade for this restoration material is matched closely to the color of the natural tooth. A new type of tooth-colored filling material, known as a glass ionomer, has become the chosen material for filling small cavities in primary teeth. This is because it slowly releases fluoride from the filling to the tooth for the lifetime of the restoration.

Stainless Steel Crowns

If your child has a cavity that’s larger and more significant, it may be necessary to use a full-coverage silver cap to restore the tooth. If the cavity is on a front tooth, a crown with a white facing can be used instead.

Pulpotomy

A pulpotomy consists of treating the nerve’s infected portion in order to avoid having to extract the tooth. This is needed when a cavity has entered into the nerve, many times causing pain or sensitivity. It’s also referred to as a “baby root canal.”

Pulpectomy

This treatment is needed when the nerve of the tooth is either dead or abscessed. All of the infected pulp is removed from the roots of the tooth and medication is placed in the root canals.

Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are used when a child’s baby tooth is lost prematurely. These space maintainers will hold space open for the permanent tooth to eventually erupt. If this space isn’t maintained, teeth on either side of the missing tooth can shift into the gap and prevent the permanent tooth from properly erupting.

Contact Your East Lansing and DeWitt Children’s Dentist Today!

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with your East Lansing and DeWitt children’s dentist, we encourage you to give us a call at (517) 337-0032. We can’t wait to hear from you!