At Northern Peaks Dental, we provide gentle preventive exams and dental treatments to patients aged six and older. Our Sandpoint, ID dental office provides comprehensive care and calming amenities to help every patient stay comfortable throughout their visit.
Our top kids' dentistry services include the following:
Checkups and Preventive Care
Preventive care is at the foundation of our approach to oral health. Dr. Godbolt welcomes patients aged six and above for preventive dental checkups, to encourage optimal oral health from the start. Younger patients are typically advised to be seen for checkups every 6 months, following the health guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD).
If our team discovers multiple cavities or early orthodontic concerns, we may suggest more frequent, targeted treatments.
At Northern Peaks Dental, our dedication to total-body wellness through dentistry is anchored in prevention. Even with the best preventive care, sometimes small cavities can still occur. To treat them, we use safe, naturally tooth-colored dental fillings that are always mercury-free, so you can always be confident in receiving treatment with the safest materials.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
For kids and teens who are experiencing tooth decay or crowding, we may recommend a gentle tooth extraction. Tooth extractions can ensure your child's total body health as they continue to grow.
If your teen is experiencing pain in the back of their mouth, Northern Peaks Dental offers preventive wisdom tooth extractions and even removes impacted wisdom teeth! Impacted wisdom teeth can be more susceptible to disease and decay than other teeth, so it's important to treat them proactively before they can cause more widespread oral health concerns.
Dr. Godbolt is specially trained to remove full bony impacted wisdom teeth that have become stuck within the jaw. The teeth can be removed with a simple surgical extraction, helping to relieve painful symptoms and prevent any more serious damage. To help patients stay comfortable during this procedure, Northern Peaks Dental offers a variety of safe sedation options that are always customized to each patient.
Sedation Dentistry For Children
If your child is anxious, has special healthcare needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, we may recommend our sedation dentistry for children services. Dr. Godbolt is a certified sedation specialist and has vast experience in the discipline, including work with a variety of healthcare conditions. If your child would benefit from extra help relaxing in the dentist's chair, Dr. Godbolt will create a customized sedation plan based on their needs and health history.
Ready to Schedule Your Child's Dental Appointment?
Northern Peaks Dental has experienced providers you can trust. If your child is over the age of six and ready for their next dental appointment, call us today to schedule your visit!