Long Island's BEST Kid's Dentist
From Routine Check-Ups to Orthodontic Care, Kidds on Park’s Pediatric Dentists provide dental treatment to children from infancy until the age of 25.
We are committed to excellence in total oral care for infants, children and those with special needs.
Every child deserves to have a happy and healthy smile!
Kidds on Park encourages families to focus on preventive oral care so we can avoid issues that require more invasive treatment. However, things happen: decay can occur despite proper hygiene, teeth break or get knocked out, and pediatric restorative dentistry becomes necessary.
Restorative dentistry is the prevention and treatment of diseases of the teeth in order to restore or bring them back to their best health. Restorative dentistry also includes the repair or replacement of damaged or defective teeth. Procedures that can be considered restorative dentistry include:
Oral surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects related to both the function and appearance of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws.
Tooth Extraction Sometimes teeth are recommended for extraction, these teeth may may be primary or baby teeth, permanent teeth, or wisdom teeth.
Sedation Surgery offers anxious patients comfort during their procedure
Lip and Tongue Tied Surgery
As specialists in the oral health of children we have expertise in the treatment of short or tight frenums of the tongue or lip, also referred to as the frenulum. Infants who have difficulty latching on to nurse often have a short frenum which is the oral tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth. New mothers can become frustrated as their babies have a hard time sucking their breast milk. Babies will then “give up” and mothers may resort to bottle feeding earlier than they would like to. If uncorrected the tight frenum may cause speech problems or even gum problems as the frenum pulls on the gums of the lower front teeth.
Our office provides a relatively simple treatment using a laser. Bleeding and pain are minimal and the procedure takes just a few minutes. Postoperatively, most babies are able to nurse right in the office. We perform this procedure, known as a frenectomy when babies are just days old. In addition, we perform frenectomies on older children who have speech difficulties. It is also useful in orthodontic cases where the frenum of the upper lip is thick or short and prevents closure of the space between the upper front teeth.
This procedure is also done by oral surgeons or ENT physicians. However, our experience with children and our family friendly environment make us a great choice. If your child is in need of this treatment please call our office. Our doctors or staff are always happy to speak to you on the phone or schedule a consultation.
Our fees are reasonable and are often covered by insurance.