At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we know your child is special. That is why we treat your child based on their personality as well as their dental needs. Dr. Richard Facko is experienced in treating youngsters of all ages. His compassionate style, expert skills, and ability to communicate with children make him a favorite among parents and kids.
We begin seeing children as infants, right around the time of their first tooth eruption. This allows us to create a foundation for dental care right from the beginning. Because infants require special dental care, we like to see them early so we can go over the proper techniques to keep your child’s smile attractive and healthy.
Child-Focused Dental Care
At our Palos Heights pediatric dental office, we specialize in the dental care of infants and children. This gives us an advantage over other dentists because our experience with kids of all ages allows us to work with your child to provide care in a way that reduces their stress and anxiety. We use advanced behavior guidance techniques to calm your child and help them relax in order to receive treatment.
We provide professional child dental cleanings to keep your child’s smile healthy and white. A child with dental problems at an early age may experience pain, discoloration, or early tooth loss. These consequences can be detrimental to their health as well as their self-confidence.
Regular dental exams and preventative care can prevent costlier, more invasive treatment in the future. Dr. Facko places an emphasis on early treatment and prevention. Our child cleanings are geared toward kids and are intended to be a fun and interactive experience. We not only provide care for your child, but also help to educate both of you in order to support their overall health.
When treatment becomes necessary, Dr. Facko will explain all your options to you in detail. Some of the most common procedures required by children are fillings and sealants. Fillings are necessary in the presence of caries (decay). Once the decay is removed, a filling is placed to protect the tooth from food particles and bacteria.
Sealants are a protective coating applied to the tooth to fill in deep grooves. They assist in the prevention of decay and usually cost less than fillings (and are often covered by your insurance). Sealants can last up to five years and can be replaced if necessary.
Unexpected Dental Trauma
Kids love to play and have fun. Occasionally, an accident happens, and a child damages a tooth. Dr. Richard Facko is skilled at diagnosing and treating tooth trauma. His goal is to preserve the tooth and to maintain functionality. If your child experiences dental trauma, notify our office as soon as possible so we can keep your child comfortable and healthy.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Child’s Appointment
When you’re looking for high quality, gentle, pediatric dental care in Palos Heights, contacting us is a great choice for your child’s future. Our highly skilled and experienced dental team awaits your call so that we can make your child’s dental care a top priority. We're involved in your community, and we proudly serve the areas surrounding Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Homer Glen, Tinley Park, and Palos Park.