The two main oral concerns for toddlers, pre-school and elementary-age children are tooth decay and premature loss of baby teeth.
Tooth Decay- Dr. Schlosser and his staff are experts in communicating with children and parents about preventing tooth decay and the best course of treatment to address it, should it occur. His team has treated thousands of children, building trust every step of the way, answering questions, responding to concerns and using gentle care to ensure every experience in the dental chair is a positive experience. Cinemizer video glasses are available for patients of all ages, should they choose this form of entertaining distraction during dental procedures.
Premature Loss of Baby Teeth – Early loss of baby teeth can occur for a variety of reasons, including injury, decay or dental infections (abscesses). Dr. Schlosser and his team recommend baby teeth be preserved as much as possible, until they are ready to come out naturally. Healthy baby teeth promote full smiles, preserve the ability to eat nutritious foods, hold space for permanent teeth, maintain jaw structure and facilitate speech. Dr. Schlosser and his team are experts in the care of baby teeth and in offering appropriate options, should they require treatment or be lost for any reason.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Schlosser
Our Springfield dentist takes a caring and gentle approach when treating young patients. Our compassionate dental team creates an inviting environment for children during their appointments. For more information about your child’s dental care, contact William T. Schlosser, DMD, Ltd., today.