Park Dental is your local family dentist office serving Hilliard and Columbus, OH communities. We offer complete dental care for children and adults in a caring, friendly office environment. We make every effort to accommodate busy schedules and help families maintain their dental health in a stress-free manner. From routine preventive care for all ages to treatment options for addressing all types of dental concerns. Dr. Siddhi Patel can meet your needs using advanced technology and the latest techniques for a lasting result.
Dr. Patel incorporates advanced technology when appropriate including digital scanning and laser dentistry, making treatment more comfortable and less invasive for younger patients.
Children’s Dental Services in Hilliard, OH
The health of your child’s smile plays an important role in their overall growth and development. A healthy, functional smile will support both physical and emotional well being. Dr. Patel recommends that parents and caregivers bring children in for their first visit when the primary teeth begin to erupt or by their first birthday. Early visits with Dr. Patel enable us to monitor your child’s oral development and to provide personalized advice for keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy as they grow.
Our children’s dental services include:
- Dental fillings
- Dental sealants
- Tooth bonding
- Children’s dental crowns
- Frenectomies for tongue ties and lip ties
- Pulpotomy- pediatric root canal
- Clear aligners and Invisalign
We will monitor for wisdom tooth development and offer extraction for simple cases. If there is an impacted tooth or a more complex concern we will coordinate care with a local oral surgeon and follow up to ensure a healthy recovery.
Are primary teeth important?
A growing child’s primary teeth serve two important roles that support their physical development and health:
- Facilitate normal speech: without primary teeth, it can be difficult for a young child to speak clearly and correctly. This can be embarrassing for the child and lead to speech delays or impediments.
- Placeholder for permanent teeth: the primary teeth also serve as placeholders for adult teeth and help maintain the structure of the bite as these teeth are developing.
If the primary teeth are damaged or become decayed it is important to seek treatment for the stability of your child’s oral development. Routine dental care allows us to spot developing concerns and address them quickly and conservatively.
When are dental sealants placed?
Dental sealants are a great tool for preventing decay in teeth with multiple cusps. These are the larger back teeth or molars that begin to erupt in the elementary school-age years. Dr. Patel will monitor the development of your child’s permanent teeth and recommend placing sealants at the opportune time. Placing sealants is a relatively painless process completed in one visit.
How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants will last for around 10 years and should be reapplied to help prevent tooth decay. They are available for adult patients who are prone to tooth decay.