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New Patients!

Pediatric Dental Services

Comprehensive Pediatric Care

Dr. Bernard excels in caring for children with complex medical conditions and developmental challenges. As an expert in assessing and aiding children who face difficulties with breastfeeding and transitioning to solid foods, he collaborates closely with speech pathologists and occupational therapists. This integrated approach ensures your child receives expert dental care tailored to their unique developmental and feeding needs.

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Preventive Care

As parents, we understand the importance of keeping our children’s teeth healthy and strong from an early age. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the best preventive dental care for kids in Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Mequon, Ozaukee County, Milwaukee County, and Eastern Wisconsin.

We believe that preventive care is the key to a lifetime of healthy teeth, and we are here to help your child get off to the best start. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric preventive dental services and schedule your child’s appointment!

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Fluoride

Teeth are composed of many tiny pieces called molecules that attach to each other. These tiny pieces are constantly breaking apart throughout the day and reforming depending on our diet. Fluoride can be thought of as a “glue” for these pieces by keeping the molecules more tightly bound together and less prone to breaking apart. Topical fluoride treatment is effective in protecting children’s teeth and reducing cavities.

Dental Sealants

Think of a tooth’s top (chewing) surface as mountains with many grooves. When your child eats, food gets caught in those grooves.  Although daily brushing is essential, applying a dental sealant will enhance the ability to keep those hard-to-reach areas clean. A dental sealant flows into the grooves, “sealing” the tooth and reducing the probability of cavities. 

Radiographs (X-rays)

Radiographs  (or X-Rays) are an essential part of our diagnostic protocol.  Without them, dental conditions may go undetected. Dental X-Rays detect much more than dental cavities, and they allow the dentist to evaluate growth and development, bone health, pathology, and trauma. At Little Sprouts Dental, we use the latest dental X-ray technology with very minimal exposure. 

Restorative Care

Tooth Colored Fillings

Should your child have a cavity, we may use a tooth-colored filling to restore function and comfort to your child’s tooth. These fillings restore teeth in the area where there is decay. Just because there is a small cavity does not mean that a filling must be performed!

Crowns

If your child has a large cavity or is at high risk for future cavities, a crown may be recommended. Crowns help protect the teeth, providing structure for the tooth. Crowning a baby tooth also maintains the space orthodontically, allowing the eventual permanent tooth to erupt correctly. There are silver crowns, and there are white crowns. Each material has its benefits and these will be explained prior to treatments being planned.

Baby Root Canals

Baby root canals are sometimes needed when the cavity approaches the tooth’s nerve. This procedure stops the progress of the cavity and minimizes the chances of an infection or abscess. The procedure is completed by cleaning out the center of the tooth where the nerve lives and placing soothing biomimetic medication. The tooth must then be protected by placing a crown.

Extractions

Your child may need to have a tooth extracted. Often, extractions are indicated due to a large cavity, an infection, or orthodontic purposes. Dr. Bernard will review your child’s needs and discuss treatment options with you. 

Space Maintenance

The baby teeth serve as space holders for the permanent teeth. With the loss of a baby tooth, neighboring teeth start migrating into that vacant space, potentially causing problems as your child grows. This loss will likely lead to increased orthodontic issues. A space maintainer is placed in that area to hold the space open so that the adult tooth can erupt in a more appropriate position.

Pediatric General Anesthesia and Procedural Sedation

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Dr. Bernard collaborates closely with Dr. Joseph Lenz of Great Lakes Anesthesia to provide comprehensive dental care to children under general anesthesia. General anesthesia is indicated in children with significant dental needs or those with substantial dental needs that cannot be treated safely in the traditional dental setting. When anesthesia-based care is scheduled, no other patients are in the facility, and the sole focus of the facility is your child’s safety and your family’s comfort.

Pediatric Procederual Sedation

Working with Dr. Joseph Lenz of Great Lakes Anesthesia, minor procedures may be eligible to be done using an anesthetic gas stronger than a laughing gas to deliver brief procedures safely. When anesthesia-based care is scheduled, no other patients are in the facility, and the sole focus of the facility is your child’s safety and your family’s comfort.