No More ‘Ouch!’ at School in Hicksville, NY

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Aside from the nerve-wracking quizzes and activities at school, what else makes children scream a loud ‘ouch!’? Probably, it’s a throbbing pain in their molar teeth.

Cavities are one of the primary culprits of a toothache. It affects millions of children in America today. Toothache impacts not just their dental health but as well as their performance at school and their quality of life too. According to a new study from USC’s Ostrow School of Dentistry, toothaches cause learning hassles in the classroom. Children who have tooth pain apparently have trouble academically. In the Los Angeles School District, students who suffer from this dental condition were four more likely to get a grade below the median GPA of 2.8.

Indeed, it sounds devastating that the tiniest part of the mouth, the tooth, can bring the biggest problem to the child. Nevertheless, Philip M. Tornatore, DDS is here to save both the life and the dental health of every young patient. Since a toothache is one of the most ruinous oral problems, we offer different preventive care and treatments under our Children’s Dentistry to help them preserve their best smiles at school. We make use of the digital technology for effective diagnosis and cure. Aside from utilizing digital x-rays, intraoral and extraoral photography, we are proud to provide to our young patients an advanced way of detecting cavities through the use of DIAGNOdent.

 

Young boy at the dentist

 

Benefits Of DIAGNOdent

DIAGNOdent is a unique high tech laser device that accurately detects early cavities. Dentists use this as a complementary tool besides the visual examination for an effective diagnosis of dental caries.

  • It can spot even the smallest signs of tooth decay that other imaging system might miss.
  • DIAGNOdent offers a gentle and pain-free procedure thereby providing a noninvasive treatment which preserves the healthy enamel.
  • Ensures a reliable cavity detection.

A school is supposedly a happy place for children. For parents, taking the child to the dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups can preserve their teeth and smiles. The dental professional can educate them the proper oral hygiene to get rid of tooth pain and any other oral irregularities.

 
Philip M. Tornatore, DDS is always ready to take action involving you and your child’s oral health. If you want to experience secure and more child-friendly Children’s Dentistry in Hicksville, NY, contact us and book your appointment at 404 Jerusalem Avenue Hicksville, NY 11801.