Rochester MI's Preferred Choice For Pediatric Dentist Services
Children's Dental Specialists Is Your #1 Source For Pediatric Dentist Services!
Dr. Ifechide Nwabueze (Dr. Ife) graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria, with a degree in dental surgery in 2003. She's worked for two years as a general dentist for the Army hospital in Nigeria, where she specialized her skills in pediatrics, orthodontics, restoration, oral surgery, and periodontics. It was during this time at the Army hospital that she discovered her passion for working with children!
Dr. Ife earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2010. She went on to complete her Pediatric Dentistry training at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, in Detroit. During her time there, she focused on pediatric clinical and hospital dentistry, including conscious sedation, dental surgery, and emergency dental services. Also, she worked with medically compromised children and those with special needs.
Dr. Ife is committed to caring for children's teeth in a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment. She has a true passion for caring and treating children and strives to make each child's visit to the dentist a fun and pleasant one.
Professional Affiliations and Certifications
- Diplomat American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Affiliate Attending Dentist, Children's Hospital of Michigan (DMC) in Detroit
Pediatric Dentist Services Serving Rochester
If your child is having certain oral health or development issues, the pediatric dental specialists at Children's Dental Specialists are here to help. Our pediatric dentist specializes in treating only children and teens. A pediatric dentist must complete advanced training in children's dentistry during their residency, after dental school, where they become equipped to diagnose and treat a range of complex childhood oral heath problems. From toddlers to teenagers, Children's Dental Specialists can help your child keep a happy, healthy, and confident smile in all the different stages of their life.
Dr. Ife loves children and has many years of experience working with kids of all ages and kids with special needs. We have what it takes to make your child feel safe and at ease in the dentist's chair. Even if your child is scared or unwilling to sit still for a treatment, you can rest assured that our staff has the proper training and tools to help make it a better experience for your little one, and you too!
Our Pediatric Dentist Specializes In These Services And More:
Cleanings and Fluoride Application
We recommend a professional cleaning and fluoride application every 6 months to help protect the teeth and gums. For patients considered high-risk by the dentist for developing dental decay, a cleaning every 3 or 4 months may be considered.
If your child has a pit or fissure caries, they need to be sealed as soon as possible. We will use sealants to reduce the risk of a pit or fissures. Over the course of the years, we shall periodically monitor and reassess your child's sealant to either remove or replace the sealant as needed.
Crowns (caps) are required when the tooth is either too difficult to restore with a traditional filling, or a tooth requires a pulpal therapy, in which case the tooth is restored with a crown to protect the tooth from further breakdown. Most often, stainless steel crowns are used to restore primary teeth, but there are options such as stainless steel crowns with white facings for esthetic areas of the mouth, or all-white zirconia crowns. Although there are several types of crowns, stainless steel crowns are most commonly used in pediatric patients because they are highly durable.
There are times when traditional approaches to treatment are insufficient to calm or soothe an extremely apprehensive or fearful child. Children who have experienced an unpleasant visit at the dentist may develop a phobia that can be carried over into adulthood and can lead to neglect of his/her oral health. The good news is that this fear can be reversed and children can actually develop a positive perception of going to the dentist regardless of negative past experiences. Children's Dental Specialists' goal is to provide all our patients warm, compassionate, and quality dental care. We believe that by providing treatment in a gentle and caring manner, we can instill confidence and a lasting positive impression of dental care in your child. We offer many treatment options, including oral sedation and hospital dentistry at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, tailored to the individual needs of our young patients and parents.
Pulpal Therapy for Primary and Immature Teeth
If your child's baby or adult teeth have large cavities that are either close to or into the nerve tissue, the tooth may require a pulpal therapy. We may either perform the following; a pulpotomy (removal of a portion of the infected nerve tissue leaving healthy tissue), a pulpectomy (removal of entire nerve tissue from canals), or root canal therapy. Symptoms that may require pulpal therapy include:
1. An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
2. Sensitivity to hot and cold
3. Severe toothache pain
4. Sometimes no symptoms are present
5. Swelling and/or tenderness
Your Child's First Visit To Our Pediatric Dentist Near Rochester
If you are the parent of an infant or toddler, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that the first dental visit be scheduled shortly after your child reaches 6 months of age, or when the first tooth appears. The first dental visit can be a bit anxiety-inducing for both children and parents, but no worries -- our staff is fully equipped and trained to keep your child happy and calm.
Having a stranger poking around inside the mouth can make an infant or toddler understandably uncomfortable. Our pediatric specialists and assistants can help keep your child calm during this procedure, and they can also explain to you what's happening should you be nervous as well!
Everyone in our office is patient and has a gentle attitude that kids pick up on. Our staff can also accommodate special needs patients and provide excellent care. As your child gets older, our dentists can, and will, provide more education on how to take really good care of teeth.
Doctor Ife is a very nice doctor that took her time with all three of my kids. All the staff members are really nice and friendly. My girls can't wait to come back for their next cleaning.Stephanie Arabo
Thank you, You did the best.Jaki Family
Very nice to the children and parents. Great customer service. Cater to the children's every needs.Tamika