Keep Kids Smiling! Dental Health in Midlothian VA

Dentistry For Child White & White in Midlothian serves patients of all ages with general and family dentistry. Our relaxing staff takes special care of our youngest patients to make sure they are comfortable and safe.

We Pamper Our Youngest Patients

Being extra gentle with our young patients is important. We understand that going to the dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, so we make sure they are comfortable with their surroundings, and always invite mom or dad to join them in the examination room. We make sure they understand which procedures are required and answer their questions.

Children’s dentistry requires more than just comfort, however. Drs. Pranee White and John Han understand how children’s dentistry differs from the treatment for older patients. If you have questions about any of our procedures, please feel free to call and set up a consultation.

The American Dental Association counsels parents to bring their child to a dentist when their first tooth appears, usually around one year of age. By starting regular dental visits early, and teaching proper hygiene, we can help you reinforce essential oral care habits and lifestyle choices that will produce strong and healthy teeth that last a lifetime.

In addition to children’s dentistry, White & White offers:

We are currently accepting new patients of all ages. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

 

Contact White & White:

804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Midlothian Dental News: What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Midlothian Dental News: What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction For the 65 percent of Midlothian adults who develop wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, White & White generally recommends removal. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves and, due to their awkward positioning, can increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, they often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and affecting the bite.

Wisdom teeth are also difficult to clean, especially if they do not fully erupt, which is a common issue for most Richmond teens and young adults who discover them. This can cause a dangerous infection, as bacteria can be trapped under the skin where brushing and flossing is difficult.

After removal, White & White recommends Midlothian wisdom teeth extraction patients carefully follow the instructions given.

Bleeding is inevitable and should be expected to last up to three days. Rinsing is counter-productive, but firm pressure should be applied by biting down on the gauze pads to help stop the bleeding.

Swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is a sign that the healing process is progressing normally. Swelling that recedes and then re-appears after a few weeks, however, is a sign of infection. If this happens to you, it is important that you communicate with us ASAP.

Drs. Pranee White recommend an examination seven to ten days after the extraction to make sure the wounds are clean and there are no complications. An antibiotic wash can be applied if infection is present.

Keep in mind that many troubles can be avoided if the Midlothian patient has his or her wisdom teeth removed when Drs. White and White advise. This is a case where a “let’s wait and see” approach can cause problems.

To schedule a dental exam or a wisdom teeth consultation, contact our Midlothian dental practice today.

Drs. Pranee White
White & White
1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian Virginia 23113
804-302-5592
https://www.relaxdental.com/dental-services/