We recently had a family rush straight from the hospital to our pediatric dental practice in Mount Pleasant. Their newborn was “tongue-tied”, and the surgical staff at the hospital was recommending a frenectomy, a procedure that releases or removes the offending frenulum, and they wanted to use
Last month, we heard about the tragic death of Daleyza Avila Hernandez. It’s any parent’s worst nightmare—a routine dental procedure resulted in the accidental death of a three-year-old child.
All they wanted was to fix their daughter’s teeth, but now she’s gone. What happened?
Try as we might to protect them, sometimes little teeth need a bit of help. It’s one thing to add a crown to a damaged adult tooth, but do children’s primary teeth really need them?
The answer is “yes,” but first let’s learn more about crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
When a tooth is damaged
When you spend a majority of your time at a pediatric dental office in Mt. Pleasant, you get to know your young patients pretty well.
I know kids look forward to the summer because school is out, and they can start having new adventures outside of the classroom. It’s a time for them to explore and