Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry

At Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive array of dental services designed to keep your child's smile bright and healthy. Here's are some services we provide:

Pediatric Dentist in Smyrna, TN - Comprehensive Dental Services for Children at Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry

Kids showing their new smiles from Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry

Are you searching for a trusted pediatric dentist in Smyrna, TN and the surrounding areas of La Vergne, Murfreesboro, and Nashville? Look no further! At Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to offer a comprehensive array of dental services specifically designed to keep your child’s smile bright and healthy. As a premier destination for children’s dental care in middle Tennessee, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care for children of all ages. Whether your little one needs a routine check-up or requires specialized treatment, our experienced dental specialists for kids are here to ensure a positive and comfortable dental experience.

Dental Services

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 kids dentist in middle Tennessee.

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!

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. 

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 may lead to the need for extensive orthodontic treatment at a later age. 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.

Boy getting an X-Ray at Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry

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 Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry, we use the latest dental X-ray technology with very minimal exposure. 

Crowns

If your child’s cavity is too large to restore with a tooth-colored filling, a crown may be recommended. Crowns help protect the baby teeth, providing structure for the tooth. Crowning a tooth also maintains the space, allowing the eventual permanent tooth to erupt properly. 

Extractions

Your child may need to have a tooth extracted. Most often, extractions are indicated due to infection or for orthodontic purposes. Dr. Freeman will review your child’s needs and discuss treatment options with you.

Kids showing their new smiles from Rock Springs Pediatric Dentistry

Baby Root Canals

Baby root canals are often 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 medicine. The tooth is then protected by placing a crown.