Pediatric dentists, Drs. Kyle and Katie Nordeen strive to make dentistry as comfortable as possible for children, which builds positive interactions and experiences that contribute to healthy smiles. They do this by offering minimally invasive dentistry in Apple Valley, MN.
Parents may wonder what minimally invasive dentistry is. The short answer is that it's a treatment philosophy that focuses on providing the best experience possible at the dental office for children by using conservative treatment procedures.
Some of these techniques may eliminate the need for anesthesia and the dental drill, making treatment more straightforward and easier for children.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
SDF is an example of minimally invasive dentistry. SDF is a liquid that combines silver, which kills bacteria in the tooth, and fluoride, which helps strengthen the tooth. Dr. Nordeen may recommend SDF to stop tooth decay from developing further so the child can avoid a dental filling.
Atraumatic Restorative Technique (ART)
The ART approach to dentistry allows our dentists to remove decay from your little one's tooth without injections or drills. Instead, they use hand instruments to remove decay and deliver a filling.
At Carousel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our commitment to you is always to try to keep your child as comfortable as possible with the least invasive procedures.