Care For Little Smiles

Pediatric Dentistry in Eau Claire

Dr. Shook with his son
Gentle Guidance For Growing Smiles

Why Is Pediatric Dentistry Different From General Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses specifically on the unique oral health needs of children, with a focus on how their mouths grow and change as they get older.

With extensive experience working with kiddos, Dr. Shook can explain dental concepts in child-friendly ways, keeping kids calm, and helping them feel safe throughout their appointment. This leads to a better overall treatment experience. Need a children’s dentist in Eau Claire? Contact Shook Family Dental today to schedule an appointment.

A child in a dental chair

Pediatric Tooth Eruption

This video shows how primary teeth erupt and the purpose they play in a child’s healthy growth and development.
Dr. Shook with his son in a dental chair
What To Expect

At Your Child’s First Appointment

Your child’s appointment will be very similar to an adult dental visit. First, a hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from their teeth, buff and polish them, and floss their teeth. They will also take x-rays and perform a brief oral exam.

Then, Dr. Shook will come in, review their x-rays, and examine their mouth to look for any signs of oral health issues like cavities. He’ll discuss his findings with you, answer any questions you may have, and then schedule any follow-ups your child requires.

Keep Their Mouth Healthy

Pediatric Cleanings & Exams

Kids need to see a dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam. This helps children avoid cavities, and ensures their mouths are developing properly. Seeing Dr. Shook for routine cleanings will set your child up for a lifetime of strong oral health.

The Benefits Of Six-Month Exams

Prevents common oral health issues
Saves time and money
Covered by dental insurance
Gives you peace of mind
Helps your child build a relationship with our team
Educates your child on the importance of oral care
NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR DECAY

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is an alternative to fillings. It consists of a mixture of ammonia, silver, fluoride, and water. When applied to a decayed tooth, it strengthens it and halts decay. It’s usually only used on baby teeth, since it stains the decayed area black permanently.

BENEFITS OF SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE

Completely non-invasive
Cheaper than a filling
Protects baby teeth until they fall out naturally

Stainless Steel Crowns

We offer stainless steel crowns to repair decayed or damaged teeth at Shook Family Dental. Here’s what to expect from the process.

Step 1

Tooth Preparation  

First, Dr. Shook will clean the area. If the tooth must be trimmed, he will numb the area and then remove some enamel.

Step 2

Selecting The Crown

Next, Dr. Shook will choose a pre-fitted crown that will fit over your child’s tooth perfectly.

Step 3

Crown Placement

Dr. Shook will use powerful dental cement to place the crown. This protects the tooth, and the crown will keep the baby tooth in great shape until it falls out naturally.