Welcome to Willow Pediatric Dentistry
At Willow Pediatric Dentistry of Tecumseh, we strive to provide excellent oral care in a relaxing, comfortable, and safe environment for kids. Our goal is to ensure a positive dental experience that best fits each child’s needs.
It is our vision to provide the best pediatric dental care and establish long-lasting relationships with the patient's, family, and the communities of Lenawee County.
Comprehensive Dental Care
Comprehensive care at the clinic includes prevention and restorative services. Examinations, dental cleanings, x-rays, fluoride application, sealants, composite fillings, stainless steel crowns, white crowns, pulpal treatments, extractions, mouth guards and space maintenance are all treatments that we can provide.
The dental laser combines both light and heat to pinpoint diseased tissue or enamel without affecting surrounding healthy tissue, which improves the healing process. It can eliminate problems quickly and often without the need for dental anesthetic or the drill. The laser also seals and sterilizes the treated area for more effective healing and a quicker recovery.
Oral Conscious Sedation may be offered for children who are pre-cooperative, special needs or extremely anxious. Nitrous Oxide, a very mild sedation, is ideal for anxious patients and those who need some extra help during treatment.
General Anesthesia/Operating Room
Full mouth dental rehabilitation will be provided under general anesthesia in the hospital operating room. Dr. Jody has privileges at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan (DMC), St. Joseph’s Canton Surgery Center and Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. This service is used for children with extensive needs, have acute situational anxiety in the dental clinic environment as well as others including those with special health care needs.
Your First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" six months after the eruption of the first tooth or by 1 year of age. During the first visit we will complete the following as appropriate:
- Review the child’s medical and dental history
- Evaluate oral hygiene
- Evaluate growth and development of the oral cavity
- Examine the child’s mouth, palate, gums, tongue and teeth
- Obtain appropriate dental radiographs
- Explain oral hygiene techniques
- Recommend a preventative techniques based on the child’s risk of developing cavities
- Answer questions and address specific concerns
- Work together with parent, patient and dentist to make a comprehensive treatment plan
How to schedule appointments with the practice
To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (517) 317-8700 or request an appointment by clicking here.