North Las Vegas Pediatric Dentistry

North Las Vegas Pediatric Dentistry

At Absolute Dental in North Las Vegas, our pediatric dental team is committed to serving all our young patients, no matter their dental needs. Visit our office near Lake Mead Blvd or Simmons Street to learn more. 

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What Is The Difference Between A Dentist And A Pediatric Dentist?

As the name suggests, pediatric dentists work with younger children, while dentists see patients of all ages. However, the difference between the two boils down to more than just who these medical professionals work with. 

Pediatric dentists specialize in pediatric dentistry. Through the specialization, they undergo two to three years of additional specialized training on caring for and managing pediatric or primary teeth, also known as baby teeth. 

Pediatric dentists study different aspects of pediatric care, including child psychology and different medical cooperation techniques. Younger patients with medical or behavioral needs will also find themselves more successful when cared for under a pediatric dentist’s expertise. 

What Sedation Is Used For Pediatric Dentistry?

There are three common types of pediatric dental sedation techniques used for pediatric patients. They include nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.  

Although very rarely used, general anesthesia may be administered to younger patients if a more invasive dental procedure like oral surgery is required. Generally, however, a pediatric dentist will not use general anesthesia when working with pediatric patients. 

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What Is Pulp Therapy In Pediatric Dentistry?

Although baby teeth do fall out and make way for adult teeth, if a baby tooth falls out too early or sustains trauma, it could have a lasting impact on the secondary or adult teeth. 

In an effort to help pediatric patients have the best chance possible for healthy adult teeth, pulp therapy may often be a recommendation some pediatric dentists offer during your child’s appointment.

Pulp therapy, also known as a root canal, is used when damage has happened to the pulp inside the tooth, and treatment is needed to prevent the tooth from being lost entirely. 

There are two types of pulp therapies your dentist may employ. They included: 

  • Polpotomy: This is when the root of the tooth has not yet been affected. A dentist will simply remove the infected pulp and then fill the hole with a compound material that stops the infection and reduces the inflammation. A crown may be placed to further protect the tooth from future decay. 
  • Pulpectomy: This is when a complete root canal is performed. During this procedure, the dentist removes all of the pulp inside the primary tooth. After the pulp is removed, a biocompatible material is used to fill in the area. 

Generally, pulpectomies are less common for primary teeth and are instead used to save a damaged tooth. 

Signs Your Child Has Pulp Damage

Signs of pulp damage can include a child complaining about a certain region or at the site of the infected tooth. Your child may also complain of:

  • Difficulty sleeping due to the pain
  • Sensitivity issues
  • Swelling, sensitivity, inflammation, or redness around the gum region
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages

If your child is in need of pulp therapy, a pediatric dentist will provide a root canal treatment and a sedation technique will be used to help alleviate any pain or discomfort. Pulp therapy is regarded as one of the safest ways to remedy trauma to the pulp

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Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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At Absolute Dental, you’ll get to work with a North Las Vegas dentist committed to providing top pediatric dental care for your child. Get in touch with our team to learn about pediatric dental care treatments, wisdom tooth extraction services, and other child or adolescent treatment options.

Our robust team can cater to all your dental needs, whether you need emergency dentist services, a routine check-up, or more specialized care like orthodontic treatments. 

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5892 Losee Road 135
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89081
Phone Number: (702) 843-5034


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4250 Simmons Street 100
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
Phone Number: (702) 831-4561


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3040 W Ann Rd Ste 101
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
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2217 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
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2301 E Lake Mead Blvd
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North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
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