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We provide the tools your child needs for lifelong dental health.
We educate your children with our comprehensive dental wellness plans.
The AAPD encourages every new patient to establish a First Dental Home by the age of one or when the first tooth erupts.
We love meeting your little ones and will perform a knee-to-knee exam, demonstrating toothbrushing tips and tricks, as well as apply a fluoride application to aid in prevention of early childhood cavities.
We are eager to answer your questions concerning teething, tongue/lip ties, and overcoming thumb/pacifier habits.
Young Child Exams
It is important to us that your children feel at ease when coming to our office. At Bunch Pediatric Dentistry, we aim for your kids to get the utmost standard of oral health care and leave with smiles on their faces.
Special Needs/ High Risk Patients
Not only has Dr. Bunch completed a two-year residency specializing in the unique dental needs of children, but she is also recognized by the AAPD as a Board-Certified Diplomate. Whether your child has a complex health history or just high anxiety in a doctor's office, Dr. Bunch is extensively trained to work with children from all backgrounds.
As your child transitions from primary, to mixed, to permanent dentition, we will monitor their oral growth changes, habits, and preventative maintenance with routine exams, cleanings, and restorative care as necessary. Dr. Bunch will let your child know if and when it's time to visit the orthodontist.
Our restorative treatment options include a variety of sedation methods to customize the patient experience.
When diagnosing decay or oral health concerns, Dr. Bunch will make suggestions based on the AAPD guidelines and evidence-based dentistry as to which treatment option(s) are best for your child.
We will ensure that you understand the options of accomplishing any suggested restorative care by offering various sedation techniques.
Nitrous Oxide (N2O): Often suggested for patients with mild anxiety to aid in a more comfortable and successful treatment experience
Oral Sedation: Utilized for very young or highly anxious patients, especially when treatment needs are extensive or a long appointment is necessary
General Anesthesia: Provided on the rare occasion that a patient is not capable of completing treatment safely and effectively with oral sedation or when full mouth rehabilitation is necessary
Emergencies: In the event of a true emergency, please contact our office right away. Emergent care may be necessary for:
Tip #1 from Dr. Bunch
If your little one has a tooth,
it’s time to brush!
Tip #3 from Dr. Bunch
Protect your child’s orthodontic investment! If your child is in braces, schedule an in-between-cleaning or come in every 3 months and let us help with maintenance.
Tip #2 from Dr. Bunch
If your child can tie his or her own shoelaces, he or she is ready to brush without assistance! If not yet able to tie laces, parent-assisted brushing is still suggested.
Tip #4 from Dr. Bunch
Just because they’re baby teeth, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fix them! Proper treatment, even for primary teeth, will help prevent further disease, infection and/or pain.
Tip #5 from Dr. Bunch
NPO means nil per os, or nothing by mouth. This is essential for safely treating your child when oral sedation is recommended.
Tip #6 from Dr. Bunch
If a permanent tooth (primary teeth should not be reimplanted) is knocked out, it should be replaced as soon as possible! If it must be transported, the best solutions are: milk, HBSS (Hank’s Balanced Salt Solution), saliva or saline. Don’t delay!
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