Professional Sedation Dentistry Experts Near Pontiac, MI

Trust The Leading Sedation Dentistry Center Near Pontiac - Children's Dental Specialists!

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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.


Why Choose Children's Dental Specialists For Your Sedation Dentistry?

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • Diplomat American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association

Hospital Privileges:

  • Affiliate Attending Dentist, Children's Hospital of Michigan (DMC) in Detroit

Sedation Dentistry Specialists For Your Children near Pontiac

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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.

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We can also take care of acute care, such as children's cavity treatment and tooth restorations. Just as general tooth care can affect eating and speaking, so can chipped or sore teeth, even if they're just baby teeth. Most importantly, if your child is very nervous and needs to undergo sedation dentistry before a procedure, a pediatric specialist will have a better understanding of how the medication will affect your child and be able to carry out the procedure in a calm, caring, and friendly manner. If you need to bring your child in for dental treatment, contact Children's Dental Specialists today. We'll help your child learn about what is happening inside his or her mouth and provide you with best practices to keep that mouth healthy.


Children's Cavity Treatment Dentists Near Pontiac

If your child's original baby teeth or adult teeth have cavities that are too close (or even touching) the nerve tissue, the tooth may require something called pulpal therapy. There are a few options that may happen; a pulpotomy (a removal of the infected nerve tissue that leaves the healthy portion of tissue left), a pulpectomy (removal of the entire nerve tissue from the affected canals), or a root canal. If your child is suffering from any of these symptoms, their cavity may require pulpal therapy:

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

Children's Teeth Cleaning Experts For Your Family

Getting your children to the dentist can be a challenge, but we make it fun for your family to come see our dental team! We give your children a safe place that makes their teeth cleaning as painless and quick as possible.

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. This is due to your children's developing teeth and gums. We want to make sure they're protected and healthy for years to come!


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Great first visit. Very friendly office staff and dentist. Thank you! Tara Shultz
Today's visit was great. It was my son Sean's 1st time and he had a few things wrong but they were great at treating him and taking good care of him. Very fast. Thank you. Sean Oliver & Family
Brought all 4 children in. could not believe how sweet the staff was. They even cleaned, pulled teeth, and filled daughters teeth. Such a homey environment i will continue to come back. Very happy with service. Lisa