Preventative Treatment:

Examination/Consultation

Dr. Buscemi will provide a thorough examination following a routine cleaning appointment. The doctor will strive to bond with your child to achieve a lasting relationship with him or her. The exam will include exploration of the child’s mouth and gums … Continued

Dental Cleanings and Hygiene Instructions

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, every child should see a dentist by the time they cut their first tooth. The first dental visit should take place no later than the child’s first birthday. Helping your child get into … Continued

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments at our office consist of a sticky varnish. This varnish adheres to the child’s teeth to prevent unnecessary ingestion. Fluoride treatments are generally applied at the end of each visit. They may be recommended more often if your … Continued

BPA-Free Sealants

Super Smiles is strongly committed to prevention and desires to help all patients grow up cavity-free. We strongly recommend sealing your child’s teeth. The application of a sealant is one of the easiest and most effective methods available today to … Continued

Sports Mouth Guards

When your child begins playing sports such as hockey, football and basketball, you should invest in a high-quality sports mouth guard. Sports mouth guards are responsible for protecting your child’s adult teeth from fractures caused by trauma. While you can … Continued

Operative Treatment:

White Fillings

Because the safety of our patients is our #1 concern, we use BPA-free composite fillings. These white fillings are safe for children and aesthetically appealing.

Pediatric Crowns (White Zirconia or Stainless Steel)

Stainless steel or White Zirconia crowns are sometimes recommended for children following a baby root canal or if a back baby tooth suffers from severe trauma or cavities. Because most baby molars do not fall out until the ages of … Continued

Baby Root Canal Therapy

A cavity involving the nerve, or pulp, of a tooth may cause excruciating pain for your child. Although the pain may be manageable using painkillers such as ibuprofen, it will keep recurring until the underlying problem is resolved. When the … Continued

Bonding

A damaged front tooth sometimes requires a cosmetic filling. Fractured permanent teeth are common injuries in adolescent children and may require a simple bonding procedure similar to a filling. With a bonding procedure, however, there is no decayed matter removed … Continued

Extractions

Extractions are commonly performed on pediatric patients to address extensively decayed non-restorable teeth or orthodontic problems. To help make the procedure as comfortable as possible for your child, we may recommend the inhalation of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and a … Continued

Wisdom Teeth

There are many reasons why wisdom teeth may be recommended for extraction. If there is enough room in the mouth for them to come in the correct alignment there is no need for extraction; however, more often than not, this … Continued

Frenectomy

There are two general types of frenectomies: either a tongue or lip attachment frenectomy. Your child may be referred by their physician for a frenectomy consultation either as a newborn due to feeding issues or around the beginning of speaking … Continued

Oral Appliances:

Space Maintainers

If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, Dr. Buscemi may recommend a space retainer to preserve the gap for the adult tooth. Space retainers help prevent shifting of the teeth and the crowding of adult teeth.

Habit Breaking Counseling and Appliances

If your child has a habit of sucking the thumb, fingers, pacifiers, lips or tongue, he or she may be causing unconscious damage to the oral structure of the mouth. Abnormalities include an improperly shaped mouth, protruding teeth and bite … Continued

Early Orthodontics

It’s never too early to keep an eye on your child’s oral development. Dr. Buscemi can identify malocclusion (crowded or crooked teeth) or bite problems and actively intervene to guide the teeth as they emerge in the mouth. Interceptive orthodontic … Continued

Emergency Treatment:

After-hours on-call service

If your child is experiencing a true dental emergency, Dr. Buscemi can be reached at 954-473-6900. We are available to handle emergency situations for our patients 24/7. If your child appears to be suffering from injuries that extend beyond the … Continued

Toothaches

If your child has a toothache, clean the affected area with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water and use dental floss in the surrounding areas. If your child needs a pain reliever, administer Tylenol or … Continued

Trauma

Baby teeth are not reinserted into the gums as this can cause harm to the permanent teeth Many children sustain facial and dental trauma from sports-related injuries and other accidents such as riding into a stationary object on a bicycle. … Continued

Behavior and Pain Management:

Behavior Management

Dr. Buscemi is committed to providing dental care to your child in the most compassionate and comfortable way possible. Many children are nervous about going to the dentist for the first time and may have unique dental problems that exacerbate their … Continued

Nitrous Oxide

This type of sedation is given as an inhalational agent, where the child wears a mask on their nose, which delivers the nitrous oxide. The patient inhales the agent and exhales the agent without processing the agent. This means they … Continued

Conscious Sedation (Oral or IV Sedation)

Many people describe this as “sleep dentistry”. We do not believe in this technique, or using “deep sedation” with children, we use oral or IV conscious sedation to help facilitate your child’s treatment. The route of administration is dependent on … Continued

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is sometimes necessary for children that are unable, by either age or maturity level, to cooperate during dental treatment. These cases are done on an outpatient basis at our affiliate Bartlett Hospital. General Anesthesia is most helpful for: … Continued