Oral Examinations

mom day-10Visiting the dentist’s office is necessary for your child, so we want them to think of our office as a fun and exciting place! Our team of specialists explains dental hygiene in a way that is exciting and easy for children to understand. During each oral exam, we will create an environment where your child will feel safe, welcome, and happy.

Here are the basic steps of a pediatric oral exam:

  1. Visual Exam | Dr. Field will first look at your child’s teeth and gums. While he assesses your child’s oral health, he will tell your child how great his or her teeth look and give his recommendations. At Shoreline, we’ll do what we can to make sure your child has a s’whale time.
  2. Seren 5-20-13-28Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays | The next step of an oral exam is to take x-rays to learn more about the structures inside your child’s mouth. At our practice, we utilize low-radiation x-rays to ensure optimal safety for your child. Dr. Field will make sure your child is comfortable and explain to your child that he is using the x-ray machine to take pictures of your child’s beautiful teeth.
  3. Treatment Assessment | Following the x-rays, Dr. Field can help you and your kid learn more about your child’s health needs. He will be able to detect any decay or crookedness that may need attention and prescribe the best treatment.

What if Treatment is Necessary?

During the examination, Dr. Field will discuss your treatment options with you and your child. Together, you can decide which form of treatment will best suit your child’s needs. Whether your child needs a filling, crown, or a sports mouth guard, we will make the treatment process efficient and simple.

Stay up-to-date on your kid’s health by visiting frequently for oral examinations. We promise to make your child’s visit with us as entertaining and relaxing as possible. Give us a call today to schedule your little one’s appointment.