As a pediatric dental office, we offer a range of services for your child’s growing smile. Dr. Kim and his staff are dedicated to providing a high level of care to each patient that enters our practice.
Click on any of the links below to learn more about our services. You may also call our office if you have any questions at (616) 447-7900.
Your child should start seeing a pediatric dentist by age one or within 6 months of losing their first baby tooth—whichever comes first. But it’s also important that they continue to receive preventive care throughout their childhood.
Dental exams allow us to detect any oral health issues in their early stages. During your child’s appointment, Dr. Kim will examine their mouth, tongue, and teeth. He’ll also examine any X-rays we may have taken during your child’s visit.
If your child has a toothache, it’s time to call Pediatric Dentistry of Michigan. Dr. Kim and his team will examine the inside of your child’s mouth and take X-rays to diagnose the source of your child’s pain. Dr. Kim may recommend fillings to restore teeth with small cavities.
Dr. Kim may recommend a pediatric dental crown to restore a tooth that’s injured or badly decayed. As the name suggests, a dental crown is like a “cap” that sits on top of your child’s natural tooth.
No parent wants to hear that their child needs tooth extractions. But sometimes it’s in the child’s best interests to remove a badly decayed or injured tooth before it causes problems for the rest of the mouth.
Always call our office at the first sign of trouble. Even if your child doesn’t have an emergency that requires immediate treatment, it’s vital that they see our pediatric dentist as soon as possible.
Dr. Kim may recommend laughing gas (a mild form of sedation) to help your child feel more relaxed in the dentist’s chair. As a pediatric dental practice, our primary concern is making sure your child always feels safe and comfortable while receiving treatment.
Dr. Kim may recommend hospital sedation dentistry if your child has a strong dental fear and/or needs extensive dental work. Depending on your child’s circumstances, it may be less traumatic for them to be asleep while we work on their teeth.