SERVICES

Stop By For a Smile!

It’s never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health, and there are many services we provide to do exactly that. Monitoring your child’s dental growth and development, and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way, is a primary focus of our practice. Learn more about Pediatric Dentistry.


FILLINGS


SEALANTS


FLOURIDE


X-RAYS


ROOTS


EXTRACTIONS


BONDING


EMERGENCIES

Dental Services

Age One Dental Visit
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s first checkup should occur by age 1. At this important visit we will check the baby teeth for early cavities, show you how to care for a young child’s mouth properly, go over your child’s developmental milestones, and discuss the importance of good oral hygiene. Learn more about the Age One Dental Visit.
Fillings
Fillings are used to seal a small hole (cavity) in your tooth that is caused by decay. This simple, painless procedure prevents decay bacteria from spreading further into your tooth, and possibly infecting the root canal.
Sealants
Dental sealants are tooth colored coating that seals the pits and groovs the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — the place where your child is most likely to get tooth decay. A sealed tooth is far less likely to develop a cavity, which could require future dental treatment.
Treating Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Proper dental care is just as important for children with special needs as it is for any child. Yet it’s sometimes more difficult for kids with special needs to get optimal care. We can help, with appropriate procedures and extra personal attention in the office.
Bonding
Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored materials to replace missing tooth structure or hide minor defects like chips, discoloration, or irregular spacing. It’s a great option for children and teens, who often need to wait for their teeth to mature before choosing a more permanent restoration.
Crowns
Crowns are coverings placed over damaged teeth to strengthen them, and allow them to look and function normally again. Silver or white zirconia crowns are sometimes recommended as a solution for damaged baby teeth, until the permanent teeth come in or for permanent teeth until growth is completed. White zirconia crowns provide durability and protection for baby teeth, with the highest esthetics possible.
Fluoride Treatments
Fluoridated water has been called one of the most significant health achievements of the 20th century — but not every child gets enough fluoride. That’s one reason why a topical fluoride supplement, applied here in the dental office, may be recommended for your child.
Interceptive Orthodontics
It’s easier to treat many orthodontic problems during childhood because the body is still developing rapidly. Whether you need standard braces, clear aligners, or appliances like palatal expanders, it’s possible to make big changes in a short period of time.
Space Maintainers
If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a “space maintainer” may be needed to hold the space open until the permanent tooth comes in to fill it. This appliance will help your child’s bite develop properly — and hopefully avoid the need for braces later on.
Mouthguards
Besides being painful, a child’s sports-related dental injury can mean time lost from school and work, plus substantial cost. A properly fitted, comfortable mouthguard, worn at practice and games, can greatly reduce the likelihood of serious dental injury.
Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can be of great benefit to children and teenagers who would otherwise be anxious and fearful during dental treatment. With local anesthetics and sedative medications, it’s possible for your child to have a dental experience that’s free of anxiety and pain.
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We can treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Please call our office for assistance.
Frenectomies
Frenectomies are indicated for a wide range of reasons and involve reducing tightly bound tissue, usually between the front teeth or under the tongue. Issues can arise with infants (inability to latch and feed) through teens (speech, feeding, spacing, recession). We use a carbon dioxide laser – the LightScalpel, which is top notch in comfort for our patients.

You can call our front desk at (919) 200-0463 Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm, or fill out the Appointment Request Form

(919) 200-0463

224 Village Walk Dr.
Holly Springs, NC 27540

info@thesmilingturtle.com

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(919) 200-0463

2255 Treelight Way
Wendell, NC 27591

hello@thesmilingturtle.com

(919) 200-0463

224 Village Walk Dr.
Holly Springs, NC 27540

info@thesmilingturtle.com

(919) 200-0463

2255 Treelight Way
Wendell, NC 27591

hello@thesmilingturtle.com

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