Services for Child Sedation, White Crowns, Special Needs and Emergency Care
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As a parent you have an important role in maintaining your child’s oral health. Working with a pediatric dental team will ensure your child receives the best care starting with their first tooth. Our child dental services are preformed with a focus on education not judgment.

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  • Prevention

    Did you know that tooth decay is the number one preventable childhood disease? Prevention begins with good dental habits, the right diet and regular visits to the dentist at a very early age. Here we cater to children of every age, and we love to educate parents and caretakers about good oral hygiene and nutrition because we want you to be able to make informed choices about your child’s dental health.

    Your visit will start with a Caries Risk Assessment to see whether your child’s teeth have or are showing early signs of cavities. Our team will also provide you with oral hygiene instructions and guidance regarding diet, nutrition and other oral habits. If this is the first time you’re visiting us with a very young child, we’ll introduce you to the “knee-to-knee” exam method, which simply means your toddler will sit on your lap while we work, unless they are ready and comfortable to take a ride on the cool dentist chair!

    For teens and tweens these are the habit making or breaking years, where the teeth are developing and growing, so your child’s teeth need to be evaluated more closely. We’ll provide you with oral hygiene instructions to address habits and prevent decay on the permanent teeth growing in. At this age, we encourage you to let your child visit the chair alone. This independence allows children to focus on instructions given by our dental team and feel in charge.

    Teenagers and young adults are busy these days, and visiting the dentist may not be their number one priority. However, it’s just as important to brush, floss and maintain regular dental appointments at this age. Teens actually have a higher rate of cavities due to frequent snacking, busy schedules and poor nutrition, and most already have all of their permanent teeth. Teeth that need to last a lifetime!

  • Sedation & Anesthesia

    Nitrous Oxide

    Many children are calm, at ease, and secure in a pediatric dental office. Sometimes, however, a child feels anxious during treatment. Your child may need more than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable. We offer nitrous oxide/oxygen (sometimes called happy air) to make treatment easier for your child, who is mildly anxious. The Canadian Dental Association recognizes nitrous oxide/oxygen as safe and effective for treating children.Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body and has a calming effect. Normal breathing eliminates nitrous oxide/oxygen from the body. Your child will smell a sweet, pleasant aroma and experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. If your child is worried by the sights, sounds, or sensations of dental treatment, he or she may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen.Nitrous oxide/oxygen is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It is non addictive. It is mild, easily taken, and then quickly eliminated by the body. Your child remains fully conscious, keeps all natural reflexes, when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen. Beneficial effects of nitrous oxide include the following:

    • reduced anxiety
    • pain reduction
    • altered perception of time (appointments seem shorter)
    • visual fear reduction (nose mask blocks child’s view of dental instruments and other things that could potentially frighten the child)

    Dr. Daniel and his team know that all children are not alike! Every service is tailored to your child as an individual. Nitrous oxide/oxygen may not be effective for some children, especially those who have severe anxiety, nasal congestion, extensive treatment needs, or discomfort wearing a nasal mask. Dr. Daniel has comprehensive training and can offer other sedation methods that are right for your child.

    Oral Conscious Sedation

    Sedation can help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety and/or discomfort associated with dental treatment. Various medications can be used to sedate a child; medicines will be selected based upon your child’s overall health, level of anxiety, and dental treatment recommendations. Once the medications have been administered, it may take up to an hour before your child shows signs of sedation and is ready for dental treatment. Most children become relaxed and/or drowsy and may drift into a light sleep from which they can be aroused easily. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive. On rare occasions some children may not experience relaxation but an opposite reaction such as agitation or crying. In any case, Dr. Daniel and his team will observe your child’s response to the medications and provide assistance as needed. If you have any questions about the sedation process, please call us and ask to speak to Dr. Daniel.

    General Anesthesia

    What Is It? Anesthesia is defined as the loss of feeling or sensation with or without a loss of consciousness. In reality, anesthesia does more. In addition to keeping your child pain free during surgery, anesthesia controls the body’s reaction to stress and relieves the fear and anxiety almost always associated with surgery. One of the most important roles of an anesthesiologist is to evaluate your child’s medical status pre-operatively. Dr. Daniel requires a pre-operative health history and may need a physical prior to your child’s dental surgery. If requested, the physical would be scheduled with your current general practitioner or pediatrician.

    Why would a child need general anesthesia just to have teeth fixed? Unfortunately, many children suffer from serious, potentially painful dental diseases. Unlike such health conditions as colds and flu, dental diseases won’t go away on their own. When treatment is required for a serious dental condition, general anesthesia may be recommended to make delivery of that required treatment possible in a safe and comfortable manner. Without treatment dental caries can adversely affect learning, communication, nutrition, and other activities necessary for normal growth and development of your child. General Anesthesia is also an accepted standard of care for situations involving children who have limited comprehension or children who are extremely uncooperative and require dental care that is technically difficult or sensitive to deliver.

    How safe is it to have general anesthesia? Although there is some risk associated with general anesthesia, it can be used safely and effectively when administered by an appropriately-trained individual in an appropriately-equipped facility. Precautions are taken to protect your child during general anesthesia; personnel who are trained to manage complications will monitor your child closely. Dr. Daniel will discuss the benefits and risks of general anesthesia and why it is recommended for your child.

  • Emergency Care

    No emergency is too little or too big for consultation and care. Dr. Daniel and the team are here for you, give us a call if you have an emergency. (905) 592-1172

    For Toothaches: Have your child rinse their mouth with warm salt water. If possible, use dental floss to free any impacted food. You may give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain, however if the pain persists you should contact Dr. Daniel. Do not place aspirin on the aching tooth – this is a old wives tale and will not help! If your child’s face is swollen, apply cold compresses and see your dentist as soon as possible.

    For Knocked Out Baby Teeth: This is rarely an emergency and normally will not require treatment. Contact Burlington Pediatric Dentistry during regular business hours.

    A Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth: Contact Dr. Daniel.

    A Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: Locate the tooth to bring to Dr. Daniel. Don’t handle the tooth excessively, although you may rinse it off with water if necessary. Don’t touch the root of the tooth. If the tooth is not fractured, try to reinsert it in the socket. If reinsertion isn’t possible, bring the tooth to us in a cup of milk. When saving a tooth, time is of the essence – see us immediately!

    A Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth: Contact Dr. Daniel immediately. Have your child rinse their mouth with water. If necessary, apply cold compresses to your child’s face to reduce any swelling. Try to locate any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the office. Immediate action on your part can possibly save the tooth and may reduce the need for extensive (and expensive) treatment!

    If you are not sure, when in doubt always give us a call!

    We may ask for emailed pictures and as much description of the emergency as possible.

  • Ongoing Care

    Growth & Development

    Every examination includes an assessment of your child’s developing teeth and any spacing/crowding of the jaw.

    Restorative Treatment

    Your child’s teeth will be examined to determine the extent of tooth decay prior to recommending restorative treatment. We will always discuss your child’s treatment options with you beforehand in full detail. Depending on the extent of the decay, the treatments may include tooth-colored composite fillings for smaller cavities, full coverage restoration (tooth-colored or stainless steel) for teeth that have more advanced decay or, in severe cases, an extraction and appropriate space maintenance.

    Behaviour Management

    At Burlington Pediatric Dentistry we see many different children with many different challenges. While some children will accept dental treatment without complication, others have more anxiety and express more emotion during such procedures.

    Dr. Daniel will assess your child’s anxiety level and recommend the appropriate behavior management technique. We all share the same goal: to complete your child’s dental treatment in a safe, comfortable setting. These goals may be reached through the help of sedative materials to relax and comfort your child.

    Our first step in introducing anything new to your child is to tell, show, and do. We explain to our patients and parents what we’re going to do. We show them what we’re going to do. And then we do it.

  • Special Needs Care

    We specialize in providing dental care for children with physical, developmental, cognitive, sensory, behavioral or emotional needs. Some children with special care needs are more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Others require medication or diet detrimental to dental health. Still other children have physical difficulty with effective dental habits at home. Our team has the experience and increased awareness, attention and accommodation to provide genuine empathy and the best care for your child. We are able to customize a preventive strategy tailored to fit the needs of your child. Our office is also designed to be physically accessible. In cases where your child needs to visit our office for treatment, we are able to provide personalized services.

  • White Crowns For Children

    When a filling just won’t do the job, a crown is needed to protect the tooth. White zirconia crowns have been around since 2008, and the esthetic and performance results speak for themselves. These natural looking tooth coloured crowns are amazingly strong and perform much like the traditional metal crown, except you would never know it was a crown! Against their natural neighbours, zirconia crowns are nearly undistinguishable.

    White crowns for baby teeth are made of the same material used for adult teeth, just that they are always placed in one appointment. Give us a call at 905-592-1172 to discuss tooth coloured zirconia crowns for your child.

Contact Us

5061 New Street Suite 201
Burlington, ON L7L 1V1
Office: (905) 592-1172
Fax: (905) 592-1453

Office Hours

MonTue 8am – 4pm | Wed 10am – 6pm

Thu 8am – 4pm | Fri 8am – 4pm | Sat*8am – 12pm

Sun Crusin’ The Trails! *We are open one Saturday per month, call to inquire about an appointment


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