Grandview Center for Dentistry’s youngest patients are a source of joy.
We look forward to seeing your children and starting them on the road to lifelong dental health. Dr. Lervick enjoys working with young patients, making sure that a visit to the dentist is enjoyable, not intimidating. She knows how important it is to make your children comfortable from personal experience—she has two young children of her own to keep her in practice caring for kiddos.
Your children can look forward to gentle teeth cleanings in our office. They can expect patient instruction in how to care for their teeth. They can expect to feel valued as a patient and praised for their hard work. We want your children to want to come to the dentist.
Even with dedicated brushing and flossing, there may be places that your child’s toothbrush can’t go. If Dr. Lervick recommends sealants, it is usually when first molars form (about age six) or permanent molars appear (around age twelve).
Sealants decrease the likelihood of cavity development and last an average of about three years.
*Dr. Bridget Lervick is a general dentist performing pediatric dentistry services.
Saving baby teeth from premature loss.
While the idea that baby teeth are less important than adult teeth because they’re temporary is still pervasive, it’s false. When baby teeth leave the mouth too soon, adult teeth shift before poking through, which can increase the probability of your child needing orthodontic treatment.
- Pulp therapy for small smiles
- Root canals performed on baby teeth are called pulpotomies or pulpectomies.
- When a tooth needs a root canal, it’s a dental emergency.
- The infection within the tooth root can cause an abscess, which is dangerous.
- The sooner infection is caught and treated, the better our chances of saving a tooth.
Pediatric Sleep Apnea
If you notice major changes in your child’s behavior, they might not be sleeping well.
Have you ever been so tired you were emotional? Now, imagine being a kid with that level of exhaustion. Kids with sleep disorders can have difficulty in school and at home. It may seem like they are being strong-willed or obstinate—but their behavior may be a sign of a more serious issue.
If your child is struggling, don’t wait for another restless night. Dr. Lervick and her team are standing by to help. Simply call today for a free consultation from your Edina kids dentist.
- Mood swings
- Getting in trouble at school
- Difficulty concentrating
- Falling asleep during the day
- Trouble falling asleep
- Trouble staying asleep
- Mouth breathing