Las Vegas, NV
At Changing Smiles our goal is to maintain excellent oral health to grow healthy smiles and healthy children. We strive to make sure each child has a great experience while their comprehensive dental needs are met. From routine cleanings to complex treatment and emergencies we offer a wide array of services.
Preventive dentistry, as the name suggests, is the best way to avoid potential problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these issues are caused by the harmful bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms on and around the teeth. The majority of our preventive services are designed to control or eliminate the growth of plaque.
Our preventive services include:
A large part of preventive pediatric care is education. As your child develops, it is your job to help them establish proper oral hygiene habits. During their appointment, we can help show you the proper brushing and flossing techniques. We strive to instill a sense of importance while making it fun and enjoyable for your child.
Restorative dentistry is designed to repair the function and aesthetics of damaged teeth or gums. During a routine checkup, we may use a series of diagnostic tools to determine if tooth decay or gum disease is present. If we do diagnose an oral health problem, our restorative treatments can get your child’s smile back on track.
Some of our restorative services include:
The most important thing is to prevent future problems with their permanent teeth. Our restorative treatments, such as a filling or crown, can improve the structure and lifespan of a damaged tooth. If a primary (baby) tooth is lost prematurely, it may cause the remaining teeth to shift out of position. In this case, we may recommend a space maintainer to keep the teeth in alignment and prevent eruption issues.
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages. As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Some of our services include:
Sedation dentistry has grown in popularity with the advent of newer, more effective medications and techniques. Our sedation services are very safe and can help your child feel more comfortable during treatment. Your child could benefit from our sedation services if they have significant fears or anxiety associated with professional dental care.
Our sedation options include:
Knowing what to do during a dental emergency can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. If you have knocked out a tooth, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If your tooth is re-implanted within the hour, the chances are strong that it will reattach to the socket. Dr. Meads always leaves time open for emergency appointments. A chipped tooth, however, may not necessarily constitute a dental emergency. Severe pain is a clear indicator that you need immediate treatment. A crack or fracture may also indicate a serious problem.
We love our special patients! We understand and are prepared for their unique accommodations. A variety of sedation options are available to deliver comfortable, efficient, and safe care. Our team will develop a personalized approach to meet their needs so he or she can smile with confidence.
We want to stress that sedation dentistry is very safe for children. Dr. Meads has undergone extensive training for the safe and effective application of sedation. You can learn more about our sedation options during your child’s initial consultation.
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to learn more about our pediatric services, our team is happy to help! Call (702) 998-2840 to schedule your child’s appointment today!