Children’s Dentistry in Dothan
Knowledgeable, Friendly Dental Care for Children
We are a family-friendly practice and offer comprehensive, gentle care for the whole family. Our friendly doctor and staff are great with children and know how to make them feel welcome. We give children positive dental experiences so they will feel very comfortable and be more likely to adopt good oral health practices.
Dr. Field is comfortable treating young children and recommends that parents bring in children by age five for their first exam. He is highly trained and knowledgeable, and has the skills necessary to maintain the health of your child’s teeth throughout the years. Proper care of your child’s primary teeth helps ensure that their permanent teeth will be healthy and come in properly.
Gentle, Comfortable Treatment
Dr. Field is patient with children and goes out of his way to make sure they feel at ease during their visits. He treats them in a gentle manner and minimizes any discomfort. He takes care to use a special injection process to reduce, and many times eliminate any uncomfortable sensations.
Our staff is friendly and will do everything they can to make your child feel welcome and at home.
Our Children’s Services
We offer a range of services to our young patients:
Dr. Field will perform a gentle oral exam to check the overall health of your child’s teeth and gums, and look for any potential issues.
A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating applied to the teeth’s chewing surfaces after a thorough cleaning, as a barrier against food particles and bacteria. Sealants are a safe, effective treatment to prevent tooth decay and they offer up to 10 years of protection against cavities.
Plaque and sugars produce acids that break down tooth enamel, causing demineralization. Brushing and flossing can help remove plaque, but neither action will help restore lost minerals to the teeth.
Fluoride is a common mineral that has been proven to remineralize tooth enamel and help prevent dental caries. Fluoride treatments are gentle and effective in the fight against cavities.
Gentle cleanings for children
Just like adults, children should see the dentist twice a year for regular cleanings. Our hygienists are very good with children and our cleanings are gentle yet thorough.
Tooth-colored fillings work well on small cavities and require less tooth preparation than metal fillings. Due to their white color, they blend in well and are virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth structure.
Primary teeth root canal therapy
In some instances, the pulp and nerves of a primary tooth can become infected and need to be removed. When that is the case, Dr. Field can perform a gentle “pulpotomy” to remove the infected pulp and save the tooth. Primary teeth should be saved, not pulled, as their presence guides the correct eruption of adult teeth.
To make an appointment, call 334‑781‑4946 or click here to request an appointment online.