Palmetto Kids Dentistry makes going to the dentist fun. From reading nooks and play spaces in the waiting area to special seating so you can accompany your child, our entire kid-friendly space is designed to make your young ones comfortable with the dental experience.
Routine Cleanings and Examinations
Did you know half of American children get cavities? One of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease is diligent homecare—twice-a-day brushing, flossing and a healthy diet—supplemented by professional dental exams and cleanings every six months. Dr. Kimberly Duffey is a seasoned general dentist who knows just how to make the experience pleasant and comfortable for children of all ages.
Call 843.284.6497 to schedule your appointment. And remember, we offer a free screening for patients under two!
Dental sealants keep food from being trapped in pits and grooves that can be difficult to reach with a toothbrush. This “invisible protector” seals out cavity-causing bacteria and is one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay and set up kids for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Fillings and Crowns for Kids
If your child has tooth decay, there is good news. Today’s options for fillings and crowns are more comfortable and attractive than ever. Dr. Kimberly Duffey will determine the best option based on your child’s age and condition.
If your infant is missing baby teeth or loses one prematurely, he or she will need a space maintainer. This device keeps the space open so permanent teeth won’t tilt toward the empty space and come in crooked.
While most dental procedures in children can be completed with local anesthesia, sometimes sedation is a better choice. To help make treatment more pleasant and painless for both you and your child, we offer treatment with nitrous oxide “laughing gas” and in-office conscious sedation for fearful or restless patients. And in some cases—particularly if your child is young and will be undergoing extensive dental procedures like multiple fillings, crowns or extractions—Dr. Duffey offers outpatient surgery at Trident Surgery Center.