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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentist, Dentist for KidsAt Carson & Carson Dental office, we have extensive experience in teaching children how to feel comfortable about seeing their dentist and caring for their dental health. Our encompassing approach to Pediatric care involves both teaching and promoting healthy dental habits to your child and providing you with the educational resources necessary to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful.

Trust your child’s teeth with one of the most experienced children’s dentists in all of Ventura County. Schedule a visit to the Oxnard dentist with over 45 years of experience in Pediatric & Adult Dentistry – Carson & Carson, DDS (805) 983-0717.

The Importance of Pediatric Dental Care

We recommend starting pediatric care between ages 6-12 months to allow your child to:

  • Speak more clearly
  • Chew more easily
  • And feel more confident about his/her appearance

Early examination and preventative care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.

Trained and weathered in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, both of our dentists Dr. LeRoy Carson and Dr. Derek Carson provide a caring and comfortable environment for kids that parents can appreciate. Both of our dentists are also experienced parents that understand how to create a child-friendly dental experience for our younger patients.

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What if my child fears the dentist?Pediatric Dentist with child patient

Young children and those with high anxiety levels might benefit from the use of a minor sedative during their first dental procedure. Should your child need it, our dentists are certified by the State of California Board of Dental Examiners in using IV sedation & IM sedation for dental procedures. For more information on the types of sleep dentistry services we offer, click here.

Pediatric Dental Emergencies

Below, we have listed some useful tips in handling various Pediatric Dental Emergencies.Click here for Adult Dental Emergencies.

Toothache: Immediately clean the area of the tooth in question. Apply ice to the face to control swelling if necessary. DO NOT apply heat or aspirin to the gum where the toothache is occurring. Rinse mouth with warm water and use floss to dislodge any food that may have gotten stuck around the tooth. Persistent tooth pain is nothing to mess around with, as it can often require root canal treatment to fix and only gets worse when left untreated. Don’t hesitate to call your child’s dentist immediately if he/she has a stubborn toothache.

Knocked-out Permanent Tooth: Don’t lose the tooth! Time is the crucial factor in saving a knocked-out tooth. If the tooth must be rinsed, only use water, never use soap or scrub the tooth. Only transport the tooth in milk or a cup full of saliva from the mouth where the tooth is from. If the tooth has no fractures and is still solid, a dentist can attempt to place it back into its socket if you seek professional help for the situation immediately.

Knocked-out Baby Tooth: Typically, no treatment is necessary. Baby teeth are not replanted into the mouth because that can cause damage to developing permanent tooth under it.

Chipped/Fractured Permanent Tooth: The longer you wait to contact your dentist after chipping a tooth, the higher the rate of infection is. Rinse the mouth out with warm water and bring the chipped piece with you if you can find it.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw: Prevent the jaw from moving around and take your child to the nearest emergency room.

Examples of Cases We’ve Treated

Severe pediatric tooth decay

These children all suffer from infant bottle tooth decay, milk caries. Once the front teeth enter the mouth, a child sleeping with milk on his teeth will cause decay. I have seen breast fed children, as well as bottle fed children develop this dental pathology.

Dental Caries from milk consumption

This is more of the same bottle caries.

Pediatric dental crowns

This is a child who had her bottle decay treated with tooth colored metal based jackets. She was amnesically sedated and never remembered the appointment.

Extraction of malpositioned teeth in pediatric case

These pictures are of children with over retained deciduous teeth, which require immediate extraction. Failure to do so causes ectopic eruption of the permanent teeth. This could result in your child having a goofy facial appearance.

Pediatric Cosmetic Dentistry

These cases of bottle caries or milk decay received tooth colored stainless steel crowns veneered with composite resin.

Plastic Filling and three crowns in Pediatric dentistry

This child received tooth colored composite resin stainless steel crowns. She was amnesically sedated for her appointment.

Make an Appointment with a Pediatric Dentist at Carson & Carson DDS

Serving Oxnard for over 45 years, we are weathered and experienced veterans of the dental industry. Our nurturing dental professionals can help you and your family achieve a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles. Make an appointment today with our Oxnard office at (805) 983-0717.

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Reviews

Lamont Yvon
Lamont Yvon
22:50 15 Mar 18
I have had a lot of procedures including 8 implants. There is no better dentist office than Carson and Carson. Dr. Derek Carson (the son of Dr. Leroy Carson) is FANTASTIC! He has learned well from his father (who still works there). Papa is the MAN!, and has been for years. Insane amount of knowledge. The Doctors are THE BEST! The support staff is fun and professional always. I will never go anywhere else.
Casandra Sorenson
Casandra Sorenson
23:05 08 May 18
A dentist that truly understands how much the whole dental trip petrifies me - and helps me overcome it. For the first time, and certainly not the last, he used nitros oxide and I can honestly say I can look at future visits without abject terror. No more waiting until the tooth needs pulled! I may even get my teeth cleaned.
Laura Lassiter
Laura Lassiter
18:32 15 Mar 18
The BEST dental office in Ventura County!! Super friendly staff, easy to schedule appts, no issues with insurance processing, and Dr. Carson makes sure you are always comfortable and pain-free when getting any work done. I've been a patient for over 7 years now and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend!
Ivon valdez
Ivon valdez
18:13 18 Mar 18
Great office...great dentist ....great staff...very kind and helpful .....
Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia
15:26 27 Jan 18
Fun, friendly staff, that makes you feel comfortable immediately and accommodating...excellent work, i highly recommend'em.
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