At Colville Pediatric Dentistry, we offer various dental approaches and techniques tailored to the needs of each individual child.
Our Services Include:
For our general anesthesia patients, Dr. Bradley has physician privileges at Sacred Heart Hospital, Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital. We also offer anesthesia appointments at our own practice.
General Anesthesia is recommended based on the extent of dental needs, age of patient and comfort in the dental chair.
Parents and caregivers will receive comprehensive guidelines and patient care instructions prior to any general anesthesia procedure.
At Colville Pediatric Dentistry, we know as well as any parent that kids will be kids. Whether it's an innocent playtime incident or a rough soccer match, accidents happen and teeth can get chipped or knocked out completely.
If your child does experience an oral trauma, here are some basic guidelines to follow:
Save the tooth, if possible, but don’t put it back in child's mouth. Call our office immediately.
Save the chip, if possible, and call our office immediately.
Put the tooth in milk or rinse it with water and put it back in the socket. Call our office immediately.
At Colville Pediatric Dentistry we understand that each child is unique. We offer various dental approaches and techniques, customized for each individual child. As a pediatric specialist, Dr. Bradley has received additional training to work specifically with children, including kids with special needs.
Our team gladly works with parents and caregivers to establish each child's plan for treatment. For children who may need a little extra time acclimating to the dental environment, we offer a fun "practice visit" where they can tour the office, meet Dr. Bradley and his team and sit in the dental chair - all without the pressure of receiving treatment. In addition to preventative care, we offer a variety of treatment options for children needing restorative dental work.
Sucking on a thumb, finger or pacifier is normal and natural for infants and young toddlers. We recommend parents begin discouraging the habit by age 2. Before 2 years old, it is not a concern. Children should ideally break the habit between 2 and 3 years of age. After 3 years of age, we strongly advise parents to discourage the habit.
Persistent thumb and pacifier habits can lead to long term problems, including crooked teeth, bite problems affecting both baby teeth and developing permanent teeth and the growth of the jaws and bones.
While many children stop on their own (usually between 2 and 4 years of age), breaking the pacifier and thumb sucking habit can be challenging. Here are several tips for helping your child to stop.
Is your child struggling with a thumb, finger or pacifier habit? Let Dr. Bradley know at your child's next dental checkup and we can offer some tips and tricks to both you and your little one!