When you arrive with your child for their first appointment, you'll be given a new patient consultation, which often includes an examination, cleaning, x-rays, and fluoride treatment, depending on age and insurance.
Schedule your child's first visit today!
We see children on recall schedules for 3, 6, or 12 month intervals. Recall examinations, like new patient visits, will include an examination, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and digital x-rays or scanning (depending on age and insurance).
These vists are perfect opportunities to speak with our staff and doctors about any questions or concerns you may have. If any problems with your child's teeth are discovered during this visit, we will discuss treatment options and make a treatment plan to get your child back to a healthy smile!
Talk with your doctor to see which recall interval is best for your child.
No child should have to endure tooth pain. A dental emergency can arise for any number of reasons: painful tooth, infection or abscess, jaw discomfort, over-retained baby teeth, trauma...No matter what is afflicting your child, we are here to help.
When your child has a dental emergency, call the office ASAP (don't wait for the weekend when the office is closed!). We do everything we can to get you into the schedule as soon as possible to help your child. This appointment may require new x-rays be taken to diagnose the issue, and we will always work on getting your child out of pain that day.
You can still call when the office is closed, and our answering service can connect you with the doctor for help over the phone if needed.
We hope your child never has to deal with decay, but if they get a cavity, we are the people to see!
We offer sealants, composite fillings, stainless steel crowns, extractions, space maintenance, tooth colored crowns, limited orthodontics, and more! While your child is getting their work done, they will enjoy a TV on the ceiling where they can watch a movie or show to take their mind off of the dental work.
With our state of the art equipment, high-tech software, skilled staff, and compassionate personalities, your child will be in excellent hands from the very moment they walk through the door.
Some children are either too young, too anxious, or otherwise unable to tolerate conventional dentistry.
At Primary Teeth, we offer N2O (Laughing Gas), Oral Conscious Sedation (Versed), and occasionally General Anesthesia with a Dental Anesthesiologist. We often recommend Laughing Gas for all procedures to make sure they run smoothly and your child has a positive dental experience. If your child needs more than that, your doctor will discuss all available options with you at your appointment!
We believe that every child deserves quality care, no matter what background or financial status they come from. The insurances that we participate with are:
Child Health Plus Medicaid (Fidelis)
Child Health Plus Medicaid (CDPHP)
GHI (Emblem Health)
New York State Teamsters Fund
Blue Shield of North Eastern NY
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
If you have a question about insurance, or don't see your insurance on this list, don't hesitate to give us a call! Our very own insurance coordinator will be happy to answer your questions.