A visit to the dentist can be an unnerving occasion, especially for young children. However, allowing fears or anxieties to prevent you from seeing the dentist can compromise your overall oral health. This is the very reason why, we at Family Dentistry of Milford, Connecticut, make sure to listen to patients and consider sensitivities or concerns prior to beginning dental work. By doing so, you and your family can rest assured that you are receiving superior dental care within a stress-free environment from a team of compassionate dental professionals.
Dentistry for Patients of All Ages
Preventative measures are important for all patients, particularly children, in order to avoid more serious dental problems in the future. We encourage regular checkups that include dental cleanings and X-ray examinations, administered by the gentle and caring hygienists, Marissa and Irsida, at our Milford practice. Additionally, dental sealants and fluoride should be applied to teeth to further prevent cavities, and worse, the need for root canals, dental crowns or bridgework later on in life.
Periodontal (gum) health is the main concern for the dental staff at Dr. Edirisinghe’s office. Gum disease is primarily the result of poor dental hygiene, which can cause bacterial plaque to build on and around the teeth. Dr. Edirisinghe specializes in the non-surgical treatment of gum disease, including scaling and root planning (in which the root surface is cleaned, and plaque and tartar buildup are completely removed). Our accommodating dental team will ensure that the process is as smooth and painless as possible.
Pediatric dentistry, is a practice area we take seriously at the Milford office of Dr. Edirisinghe. Proper oral hygiene and treatment are imperative in the early stages of life, so as to prevent oral health problems in the future. Parents should bring children to Dr. Edirisinghe for their first dental visit when the teeth erupt. Our courteous staff is trained to treat young patients in a thoughtful manner that puts children at ease, while still promoting the importance of good oral health.
Root Canal therapy, a staple of endodontic treatment, can only be performed by a highly skilled professional. The process involves removing nerve and pulp tissue from a damaged tooth. This treatment not only alleviates pain, but it can prevent the need for extraction at a later point in time. Dr. Edirisinghe aims to make the procedure as comfortable for patients as possible. If you suffer from extreme tooth pain caused by a deep cavity or decay, you may be a candidate for root canal treatment, depending on the severity of the damage. Dr. Edirisinghe will determine if you require root canal therapy, or another form of treatment.
Early Dental Care
We believe early dental care can promote a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child. Our skilled and nurturing staff will provide a positive dental experience and help equip your child with the knowledge necessary for good oral hygiene. To ensure that your child grows up with a healthy smile we offer regular check ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and tooth colored fillings.
We understand some children area apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Our team works diligently to provide our patients the highest standard of dental care in pleasant and comfortable environment. We have designed a unique office environment to make your child’s time with us a fun and rewarding experience.
Contact Us Today for Your Family or General Dentistry Needs
The experienced professionals at the Milford, Connecticut office of Dr. Edirisinghe know that excellent dental care is important to you and your family. Our priority is to make sure you receive top-quality dental care in a pleasant environment. Contact our Milford dental practice today for information on family or general dentistry, or to schedule an in-person consultation.