At Linden Dental Associates, we believe that going to the dentist should be a positive experience for a child. Whether it is a first visit, regular check-up or orthodontic appointment, our goal is to ensure that each patient leaves with a smile. Our team of highly skilled dental staff understand that some children may be nervous about visiting the dentist, which is why we provide compassionate, individualized care in a positive environment making our visits fun for everyone!
We offer comprehensive dental care for the entire family using the most advanced procedures and techniques and promoting a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our wide range of services for children of all ages includes: cleanings and regular exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments, fillings, sealants, crowns, and space maintainers.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at: 908-486-5252.
The most common location for a cavity in a child’s mouth is on the surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants are invisible plastic resin coatings applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure from tooth decay.
A “baby root canal”, also known as a pulpotomy or pulpectomy is the most commonly needed nerve treatment for a baby tooth. The treatment is performed when a deep cavity in a child’s baby tooth goes into the nerve or pulp of the tooth.
Baby teeth or primary teeth decay much faster than permanent teeth. This allows cavities to spread rapidly and even damage the permanent teeth. When the cavity is too large to be repaired with a filling, a crown is the last line of defense.
A primary function of baby teeth is to hold space for the permanent adult teeth that will eventually push them out. A child may need a space maintainer if they lose a tooth prematurely due to injury or dental decay.