Dr. Jessica provides comprehensive dental care, including preventive care and restorative treatments, to children from the time their first tooth erupts through college. Comprehensive care is about about caring for the whole mouth, not just the teeth. If Dr. Jessica does find an issue with your child’s dental health, she’ll explain the situation to you and discuss available treatment options.

Preventive

Dr. Jessica provides preventive care for her patients to help head off dental issues before they arise. Preventive care both ensures your child has a healthy mouth and teeth and can help lower the costs of dental care over the course of a lifetime because she will spot small issues with your child’s teeth before they become major concerns.  As the mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria that can affect the rest of the body, good dental health also leads to better overall health for your child too, The goal of preventive care is to keep teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Preventive health at Capital Kids Dentistry includes:

Restorative

Dr. Jessica provides restorative services to treat problems in a minimally invasive manner that ensures the greatest possible comfort for your child.

  • Fillings: When teeth have small cavities on one or more surfaces they can be restored/treated with a tooth colored, composite filling material.
  • Crowns: If the cavity is farily large, on multiple surfaces, or if the tooth requires root canal treatment, it will most likely need to be restored/treated with a stainelss steel (silver) crown.  Stainless Steel Crowns are also used as temporary restorations on permanent molars that are either severely broken down or that have had root canal treatment.
  • Extractions: If a tooth is decayed beyond the point to which it cannot be restored and/or if the tooth is so infected then it must be extracted.
  • Space Maintainers: If a primary (baby) tooth (typically a molar) is lost prematurely a space maintainer may be needed to hold the space open for the permanent tooth.  The maintainer will help prevent the surrounding teeth from tipping/moving into the space.
Behavior Modification

This is an important tool used by Dr. Jessica and her team to help make patients feel more comfortable in the dental office during exams and treatment.  This includes:

  • Tell-show-do
  • Modeling from other patients
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Distraction–music, tv
  • Helpful tools–mouth pillows, rubber raincoats
  • Guessing Games
  • Behavior Modification Techniques