PEDIATRIC

& SPECIAL

NEEDS

THE VALUE OF A PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Just as you take your child to the pediatrician for your child's medical needs, a pediatric dentist is a child specialist uniquely qualified to meet all your child's dental needs.

 

Pediatric dentists require a minimum of two years additional training beyond dental school, in child development and psychology, and management of children with complex medical issues and special needs.

The additional training allows for unique child-centered treatment techniques and early recognition of dental anomalies in your child's teeth. It also allows for pediatric dentists to use a variety of behavior management and sedation techniques if needed.

Dr. Mitko has extensive experience in treating children from infancy through early adulthood, including children with special needs and complex medical conditions.

 

She is dedicated to using effective behavioral techniques that prove successful for most children, and if necessary, offers nitrous oxide analgesia (“laughing gas”), oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

OUR PEDIATRIC SERVICES

  • Comprehensive Exams

  • First Dental Visits

  • Emergency Treatment

  • Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

  • Cleanings

  • Sealants

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Fluoride Treatments

  • Composite (White) Fillings

  • Crowns

  • Root Canal Treatments (Pulpotomy)

  • Extractions

  • Space Maintainers/Habit Appliances

  • Dental Trauma Management

  • Sports Mouth-Guard/Night-Guards

  • Nitrous Oxide Analgesia

  • Oral Conscious Sedation

  • Dental Rehabilitation Under
    General Anesthesia

Mother and Baby on Floor
Newborn
Newborn Baby

A CHILD'S FIRST DENTAL VISIT

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit by age one, or by eruption of their first tooth (whichever comes first!) A baby's first dental visit sets the stage for lifelong oral health.

 

Dr. Mitko will advise you how to promote good oral hygiene practices and best care for your child's dental needs such as:

  • Oral habits, including finger and thumb sucking

  • Oral development and airway issues that can lead to snoring, grinding, sleep problems

  • Tethered oral tissues, like tongue and lip ties that may affect breastfeeding, speech and oral development

  • Ways to prevent dental accidents and how to handle them

  • Teething & development milestones

  • Important links between diet and oral health

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We are a family run office dedicated to providing you and your family with the highest quality care possible!

 

We have brand new state-of-the-art dental equipment and technology and are committed to a patient-centered experience for all.