Pediatric Service Overview

Dr. Dustin Karren believes a trip to the dentist should be fun, lighthearted, and not something to fear. The way your child is exposed to dentistry lays the groundwork for how they view dental care and dental visits for the rest of their lives.

Dr. Karren and his team loves caring for our patients, and we work hard to make sure each child is spoken to gently, treated with respect, and cared for as if they were our own child. We use simple words to explain procedures to our patients and make sure each parent or guardian is aware of the process as well.


Pediatric Cleanings and Exams

Routine cleanings and exams are necessary to make sure your child’s teeth stay healthy throughout childhood. Karren Dental in Phoenix, AZ recommends two cleanings a year to maintain optimal oral health.

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Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays allow Dr. Dustin Karren to get a view of your child’s teeth and jaws that he can’t see with his eyes while keeping radiation exposure to a minimum.

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Fluoride

Regular fluoride treatments help reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities and can remineralize areas where decay is starting. Karren Dental believes regular fluoride treatments are an important part of treatment for most children.

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Frenectomies

Frenectomies are a valuable procedure that corrects tongue-tie and prevents future periodontal problems caused by tissue pulling on the lip or gums. Dr. Dustin Karren can perform this procedure in-office with just a little anesthetic.

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Pediatric Sealants

Sealants help protect your child’s teeth from decay by filling in the grooved biting surfaces of your child’s teeth, making them easier to clean. Dr. Dustin Karren applies this light-cured material in minutes, and the procedure requires no anesthesia.

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 Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is a safe, noninvasive treatment that can stop decay in its tracks postponing the need for a permanent restoration, at least for a little while. Dr. Dustin Karren offers Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment in his Phoenix, AZ office.

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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry includes fillings, crowns, and other procedures that help restore a tooth to its original function. Karren Dental in Phoenix, AZ offers many restorative procedures to help your child smile with confidence!

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Root Canals on Baby Teeth

Root canals on baby teeth can relieve a child’s pain and preserve a tooth until it’s ready to come out on its own. Dr. Dustin Karren can help you decide if a baby root canal is right for your child.

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Sports Mouthguards

Sports mouthguards prevent dental injuries when worn during contact sports or other potentially dangerous activities. A custom-fit mouthguard made by Karren Dental can save your child’s teeth and prevent extensive dental treatment.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings offer a durable, more natural looking option for your child’s restorations. Made from composite resin, they are strong, durable, and perfect for smaller teeth. Dr. Dustin Karren in Phoenix, AZ can help you decide is a tooth-colored filling is right for your child.

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Tooth Extractions

 While we focus on helping your child keep their teeth for a lifetime, sometimes an extraction is necessary. Whether it’s extensive decay, overcrowding, or an impacted tooth, Dr. Karren can help you and your child understand the procedure and answer any questions you have.

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