Our examination is performed with great detail to every aspect of the primary and developing dentition. In addition to examining for tooth decay, the occlusion (bite) is evaluated to determine if early orthodontic intervention would be of benefit.
Types of Dental X-Rays for your child: Bitewing Radiographs, Periapical Radiograph, Occlusal Radiograph, Panoramic Radiograph
When a primary (baby) tooth is prematurely lost due to trauma or abscess, an appliance may need to be used to hold the space for the permanent successor. All twenty primary teeth are replaced with a permanent tooth.
The most common reasons to use a stainless steel crown to restore a molar include extensive decay, malformed enamel or after a pulpotomy.
More than 90% of all decay occurs in the deep grooves and fissures of the six-year molars and the twelve-year molars. Sealants are a plastic covering to protect the chewing surfaces of these permanent molars.
Pediatric dental emergencies most often occur after office hours. Please call Dr. Soxman at 412-496-6517. If unable to reach her, please phone Children’s Hospital at 412-692-5325 and ask for the dental resident on call.
Dr. Jane A. Soxman
3942 William Flynn Highway
Allison Park, PA 15101