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What pediatric services does Arch Dental offer in Northampton, MA?
Dr. Khan believes a trip to the dentist should be fun, lighthearted, and not something to fear. The way your child is exposed to dentistry lays the groundwork for how they view dental care and dental visits for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Khan and her team love caring for our patients, and we work hard to make sure each child is spoken to gently, treated with respect, and cared for as if they were our own child. We use simple words to explain procedures to our patients and make sure each parent or guardian is aware of the process as well.
What is tooth extraction and why might it be necessary?
While we focus on helping your child keep their teeth for a lifetime, sometimes an extraction is necessary. Whether it’s extensive decay, overcrowding, or an impacted tooth, Dr. Khan can help you and your child understand the procedure and answer any questions you have.
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Infant Oral Exam
What is an infant oral exam and why is it important?
Studies have shown that the earlier a child receives their first dental exam, the less dental treatment was needed during their youth. Dr. Khan recommends oral exams for children when their first tooth erupts.
Pediatric Cleanings and Exams
What is included in a pediatric cleaning and exam at Arch Dental?
Routine cleanings and exams are necessary to make sure your child’s teeth stay healthy throughout childhood. Arch Dental Care recommends two cleanings a year to maintain optimal oral health.elp you and your teen survive these sometimes difficult years.
What are digital X-rays and why are they important for dental health?
What are the benefits of fluoride treatments at Arch Dental in Northampton, MA?
Regular fluoride treatments help reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities and can remineralize areas where decay is starting. Dr. Khan believes regular fluoride treatments are an important part of treatment for most children.
What are pediatric sealants and why are they important for kids' dental health?
Silver Diamine Fluoride
What is Silver Diamine Fluoride and how is it used in dentistry?
Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is a safe, noninvasive treatment that can stop decay in its tracks postponing the need for a permanent restoration, at least for a little while. Dr. Khan offers Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment in her office.
Special Needs Dentistry
How does Arch Dental customize its special needs dentistry services to each patient's unique needs and goals?
Every child deserves access to compassionate, thorough dentistry in a comforting and supportive environment. Dr. Khan and her team are skilled in caring for children with special care needs.
Deep crevices run across the chewing surface of molars. Even though a toothbrush can skim these surfaces, bacteria still settle into the narrow grooves beyond the bristles’ reach. Cavities may form and end up affecting the tooth’s nerve without warning, destroying valuable tooth structure. Protecting the grooves with a resin sealant may help prevent decay in your child’s back teeth.
Root Canals on Baby Teeth
Root canals on baby teeth can relieve a child’s pain and preserve a tooth until it’s ready to come out on its own. Dr. Khan can help you decide if a baby root canal is right for your child.
Sports mouthguards prevent dental injuries when worn during contact sports or other potentially dangerous activities. A custom-fit mouthguard made by Arch Dental Care can save your child’s teeth and prevent extensive dental treatment.
Tooth-colored fillings offer a durable, more natural looking option for your child’s restorations. Made from composite resin, they are strong, durable, and perfect for smaller teeth. Dr. Khan can help you decide is a tooth-colored filling is right for your child.