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Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Services In Scottsdale, AZ

Our mission is to empower children to have a positive pediatric dental services experience. Our fun office and professional expertise help keep patients (and parents!) calm so they develop healthy attitudes toward oral health.

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Pediatric dentistry focuses on the treatment and teaching of comprehensive dental health care to children from birth to adolescence. This includes working with children who have medical disorders and physical disabilities. Our trained staff is skilled in helping your child feel comfortable during his/her visit to our office. From private rooms to sensory toys, we have the experience and tools to help your child have a positive dental visit. You can be confident that your child is receiving the best care possible.

Dental Emergency in Mesa, AZ

We understand! Kids are busy and sometimes accidents happen. If your child has a dental emergency in Mesa, AZ — whether a broken tooth, unusual swelling or sudden pain — please don’t hesitate to call our office. We will work to get your child in right away to diagnose the problem. Dr. Chaffee may want to take digital x-rays to get a closer look and assess the tooth. In the meantime, he recommends your child takes it easy and eats a cold, soft diet until she is seen. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be used to manage pain.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a relatively new treatment method that halts tooth decay. It is a liquid applied topically to the surface of the tooth. It kills bacteria and prevents decay from spreading. It’s very effective and has few side effects. However, it does turn the application area permanently black. Dr. Chaffee may recommend SDF for baby teeth to stop decay and prevent the need for more extensive treatment. He considers it a very valuable treatment tool.

Sedation Dentistry In Mesa, AZ

Our goal is for your child to have a great experience. Sometimes kids are still nervous about dental work, or they have a lot of treatment that needs to be done. Dr. Chaffee utilizes a variety of techniques to help children successfully complete dental treatment, like sedation dentistry. Often, nitrous oxide (often called “laughing gas”) can help children calm down enough to receive treatment.

When a child is still struggling to relax, oral sedation medications can be used to help children be comfortable during treatment. During oral sedation, your child remains awake but sleepy. 

Dr. Chaffee also provides in-office IV sedation through a local anesthesiologist. We offer a few of these appointments each month. During these treatments, your child is asleep and Dr. Chaffee is able to perform extensive treatment that may not be possible for children who are extremely nervous or have special needs that make it difficult for them to remain still during treatment. We offer the best sedation dentistry in Mesa, AZ. Please contact our office if you have any questions about sedation options.

Appliances

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Chaffee does not do orthodontic treatment, but he can refer you to great orthodontists in Mesa. And he can advise you on the growth of your child’s teeth. It is important that your child’s mouth has enough space for all of her adult teeth. Space maintainers can help hold that space until a tooth grows in. Appliances can also be used to help children break habits like finger sucking or nail biting. And if your child plays active sports, please talk to Dr. Chaffee about having a mouth guard made to keep that smile safe!