Pediatric Dentistry Treatments and Procedures

Pediatric dentistry and orthodontic treatments aimed at fostering healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime including: adolescent dentistry, cavity repairs, dental checkups, dental cleanings, dental care for special needs patients, dental sealants an a toddler dental program.

The Latest in Dental 3D Imaging Technology

The Pediatric Dental Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital has recently acquired the Planmeca ProMax® 3D, a state-of-the-art imaging system that provides clinical teams with 3D images capable of revealing the smallest details of a patient's teeth as well as the entire maxillofacial structure, while minimizing radiation exposure. 

The unit captures 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images that offer clinicians – including plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, endodontists, orthodontists and periodontists – optimal images for evaluating:

  • Teeth
  • Underlying bone structure
  • Nerve pathways
  • Surrounding soft tissue
Planmeca ProMax 3D machine.

Dental General Anesthesia

Dental general anesthesia is a procedure where a patient is put to sleep by an anesthesiologist prior to a dental surgery or comprehensive oral rehabilitation.

Dental Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is applied to just one part of the body. It differs from regional anesthesia, which affects an entire area of the body, or general anesthesia, which makes the patient unconscious.


Dental filling or restoration is a treatment to restore function, integrity and shape of the tooth structure, preventing further decay and destruction of the tooth.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen

Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a common method used to help with a patient’s anxiety and provide some analgesia for a dental procedure a patient for a dental procedure in a safe, effective manner.

Oral Sedation

With oral sedation, the medication that causes sedation is administered through the mouth, usually in liquid or pill form, in order to cause the patient to enter the unconscious or semi-conscious state.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery refers to any type of surgery that is needed to correct problems with the mouth or teeth.


Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that involves correcting improperly positioned teeth and/or jaws. Orthodontic procedures involve the use of specific appliances or devices that are used to fix these issues.

Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is just another way to say that a tooth is removed, or pulled, from the mouth.