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Pediatric dentistry

Tooth decay impacts more children than any other chronic health condition. Proper dental hygiene and regular visits with a Geisinger pediatric dentist can help prevent tooth decay and cavities in even the youngest children.

Geisinger’s pediatric dentists and oral surgeons specialize in treating children. We provide the full range of services, whether it’s routine dental care, injury treatment or orthodontics (braces). 

Why choose Geisinger for pediatric dentistry?

  • Age-appropriate treatments: Good oral care starts early. Our pediatric dentists see children starting in infancy and provide every type of appropriate care, from cleanings and fluoride treatments to sealants and cavity care. 
  • Care of complex issues: Whether treating injury or disease, our pediatric dentists and oral surgeons offer a personal approach for complicated dental problems such as: 
    • Tooth removal and root canals 
    • Surgical repair of teeth, gums, jaws and palate 
    • Orthodontics (braces) and space maintenance to prevent crowding, overbites and crooked teeth  
  • Child-friendly treatment and procedures: Not all children can tolerate dental care. Geisinger’s child-friendly staff are flexible and take special measures to ensure children are comfortable during their procedures. Options include: 

Dental conditions and treatments 

Our pediatric dentists and oral surgeons offer the full range of oral care, from routine cleanings to surgical correction. 

  • Cavities and tooth decay
  • Cavity treatment
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Crooked teeth, overbites and spacing between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Growths or tumors in the mouth, lips or jaw
  • Impacted (blocked) teeth
  • Injuries
  • Jaw joint or muscle problems
  • Oral infection
  • overbites
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Root canals and pulp therapy
  • Space maintenance
  • Sealants and fluoride
  • Tooth removal (extraction)
  • Tooth restorations

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