Pediatric Dentistry at Lomita Torrance Dental Office, CA
At Lomita-Torrance Dental, we are dedicated to providing every dental care service your family needs in one convenient location. We are proud to offer pediatric dentistry with our award-winning specialist, Dr. Estelle Liou.
Why a Pediatric Dentist?
Many general dental offices offer children’s dentistry, so what’s the difference between them and us? After receiving her DDS, Dr. Liou continued her education, focusing her study on the unique dental needs of children. Her extra training makes her a true expert at treating children.
Many of the challenges of pediatric dentistry relate not to technical skill, but simply in making children feel comfortable and calm — something the experienced doctors and staff at our practice excel at.
We pride ourselves on providing the latest cutting-edge technologies and our ability to offer a variety of sedation options in-office. As a premier pediatric dental service provider in Torrance, California, we’ve built our solid reputation not only on our skills but also our dedication to offering dental care with a little extra care.
Pediatric Dental Services at Lomita Torrance Dental Office
We offer general dental services to diagnose and treat typical dental issues.
We typically perform dental exams during your child’s initial visit and periodically thereafter. Exams and x-rays which can be crucial to identify inner decay and other hidden abnormalities.
We offer professional cleanings too which remove tartar and other foreign substances that attach themselves to the tooth surface.
We polish teeth to remove plaque and stains that regular brushing can’t penetrate.
A sealant is a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) of the back teeth (premolars and molars), where four out of five cavities in children are found. This sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque and acid, thus protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth.
The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatments twice a year for your child’s teeth.
Fillings, crowns, extractions and other standard dental services are provided with the utmost care, in a warm and friendly environment.
Mouth guards protect not just the teeth, but the lips, cheeks and tongue. They help protect children from such head and neck injuries as concussions and jaw fractures. Increasingly, organized sports are requiring mouth guards to prevent injury to their athletes. Research shows that the most oral injuries occur when athletes are not wearing mouth protection.
Children’s Dental Examinations
Many factors can influence the way your child’s mouth is growing. Even seemingly harmless habits like drinking from a bottle and sucking on a pacifier or thumb can have a long-term effect on their teeth. Losing teeth too early or too late can cause problems down the road as well.
As part of our pediatric dental examinations, Dr. Liou will monitor the way your child’s teeth are growing and provide recommendations. She will discuss important topics like nutrition and proper hygiene technique with you along with preventive treatment options like fluoride supplementation and sealants, when necessary. She completely understands that you want the best for your child and will work with you to create an ongoing treatment plan to help your child develop healthy habits.
Children’s Dental Emergencies
Emergencies are a part of life, and if your child has an injury involving the teeth and gums or wakes up with a very painful tooth, you want help fast. Our office offers same-day emergency appointments to relieve pain and treat the problem.
Since emergencies often happen outside of normal working hours, we also have a 24/7 on-call dentist available to answer questions and provide recommendations. If your child is in pain, don’t hesitate a moment. Call us right away.
One common situation that many parents don’t realize is an emergency is a child losing a baby tooth too soon, often because of injury. Baby teeth act as “placeholders” for the permanent teeth, and when one is lost too early, the other teeth may drift. The result could be permanent teeth coming in crooked, twisted, or behind other teeth, which could eventually lead to costly orthodontic bills.
If your child’s tooth has been chipped, broken, or knocked out, call us right away. We can assess the damage, treat the discomfort, and take x-rays to see where the permanent teeth are to determine our next steps.
Schedule A Consultation at Lomita Torrance Dental Office
We at Lomita Torrance Dental, treat every child as a member of our family. We provide gentle and dependable attention to each child’s individual needs, working to ensure that each child is comfortable and at ease. Our team provides many services for our patients including annual exams, dental cleanings, teeth whitening, tooth extraction, sedation dentistry, sealants, and urgent care services. We accept all major forms of insurance at our location. When it comes to pediatric dental services, our top pediatric dentist located in Torrance, CA is the most experienced, skilled and gentle for the oral hygiene of your child.
We love treating kids at Lomita-Torrance Dental, and kids love coming here and seeing Dr. Liou. Please give us a call today to schedule your child’s appointment.
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