Pediatric Dentists North Adelaide
Children’s Dentistry In North Adelaide
North Adelaide Smiles offers a relaxed and comfortable environment for children of all ages where they will feel right at home. We take the utmost pride in providing the most comprehensive dental care for children. Book an appointment with us today!
Dental Services for Children
We offer a wide range of dental services for our young patients. Our focus is to help them maintain excellent oral health. Our team of dental experts is always willing to go that extra mile to meet the oral care needs of your loved ones.
We understand children may have anxiety when it comes to a visit to the dentist and this is why our team takes special care to treat them with empathy and care. We make sure that your child feels comfortable and has a pleasant experience.
Professional Paediatric Dentist in North Adelaide
A paediatric dentist is a specialist dental practitioner with at least 2 years of practice as a general dentist and a further 3 years (minimum) of specialist training focused on children, infants, and adolescents.
Our team of dental care experts have decades of experience in providing expert paediatric dentist services.
Why Choose North Adelaide Smiles?
Dr Jad Radwan has been a practising dental surgeon since 2001. He first established Welcare Dental Clinic in Adelaide suburbs in 2012 and North Adelaide Smiles was established in 2022.
He has a gentle approach and is a specialist in all aspects of dentistry including root canal treatments, restorations, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry.
Our team of dental experts has decades of combined experience in providing the best dental care to children. In addition to standard dental care, we also offer dental emergency services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most common paediatric dental procedures include digital x-rays, dental cleaning, filling cavities, tooth removal, interceptive orthodontic care, crowns, sealants, space maintainers and mineralisation with fluoride.
The procedure begins with the administration of a local anaesthetic or sedative to the child to keep them comfortable. Then the dentist will proceed with removal of decay from the teeth. Once the cavity has been cleaned, it will be filled with a composite and sealed with a UV light.
First, the affected area is made numb with the help of a local anaesthetic. Then the tooth is extracted with the help of forceps. Afterwards, a special pad is packed into the tooth socket to prevent bleeding and to clot the blood. A few stitches may also be placed to close the gum.
It is recommended to see a dentist by their first birthday or when the first tooth comes through. The first visit should take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. After the first visit the dentist may ask you to bring your child for a checkup every 6 to 12 months. It is important to instill the habit of an annual dental checkup in children from early childhood.
Ideally, you should maintain a 45 degree angle between the toothbrush and the tooth surface. Gently brush your teeth using a back and forth motion. The inner tooth surface should be cleaned with a rolling motion. Back of the front teeth should be cleaned with a toothbrush in a vertical position. If possible, use an electric toothbrush with a 2 minute timer to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Also, brush teeth right in the morning as well as before going to bed.
Kids learn by example. If you follow good oral health practices, your kids are likely to do the same. Also, allow them to pick their own toothbrush and make sure to visit the dentist at least once a year.