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Dr. Swartz mainly handles braces with children between the ages of 8 and 18 and occasionally for adults too. Braces can be used for minor movements and major corrections. We also work with a nearby orthodontist for second opinions.
At Ionia Family Dentistry, you benefit from our great deal of experience with all types of situations including impacted wisdom teeth that require surgical removal. Dr. Swartz and Dr. Wong can also arrange for you to visit with a local oral surgeon.
An alternative to novocaine or local anesthetics, sedation dentistry not only blocks any pain but it also takes away the stress and anxiety. Time flies by, and you can drive yourself home when you're finished. It's safe for adults and kids too. Sedation dentistry includes:
Nitrous oxide: also known as "laughing gas"
Oral sedation: uses an amnesic effect, prevents you from remembering the procedure
I.V. sedation: a deeper, intravenous sedation for extractions and other procedures
Walk into our office located in Ionia, MI, to benefit from our specialty services. We provide a wide range of dental services including sedation and pediatric dentistry for children and adults. With state-of-the-art equipment, you can expect only the best in dental care. Don't delay on your treatments; call Ionia Family Dentistry in Ionia, MI, today for an appointment.
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Thanks to modern procedures, root canals have minimal pain or discomfort. Most people notice the improvement right after the anesthetic wears off. It only takes one visit that includes removing the root, cleaning and sealing the area, and including a crown when necessary.
The more parents and kids know about their first dental visit, the more positive and enjoyable it will be. Kids don't naturally fear dentists, but they do fear the unknown. We only use pleasant, simple terms to prevent fear or concern.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends afirst visit by a child's first birthday to be sure erupting teeth get the care they need and that kids learn proper hygiene as soon as possible.
A first tooth usually arrives between 6 and 12 months with the other 19 primary teeth arriving by age 3. During this time, kids are often bothered by sore gums. Rubbing a clean finger or cool cloth across the gums can help, as will a teething ring.
Permanent teeth appear by about age 6 and continue until about age 21, eventually totaling 28 permanent teeth and up to four wisdom teeth.
Sugary drinks will attack a child's teeth, so brushing is recommended four times a day, after breakfast, lunch, dinner, and at bedtime. You can make brushing a positive experience. Use a soft-bristled brush and a pea-sized drop of toothpaste. By removing sugar as soon as possible and teaching good habits, including flossing, avoiding sugary foods, and 6-month check-ups, you'll help your kids have a lifetime of healthy teeth.