Pediatric

Spectrum Dental Group is a comprehensive dental practice that gives your children the chance to have a positive, fun dental and orthodontic experience! Our pediatric dentist strives to create long lasting relationships with our families and to develop the trust of our pediatric patients through gentleness and reassurance.

Our Pediatric team Dentist and staff are specialized and experienced to put your child at ease, while providing the best treatment available. We love children and have the knowledge and experience needed to provide your child with child-friendly dental care. We will treat your child as our own.

Pediatric Staff

While waiting to be seen, your child can spend time playing in our childrenís waiting room. Kids absolutely love to walk through the little playroom door where they await for a good dental experience.

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All amenities are designed to accommodate with children's needs  in mind. The restroom wash station is at the perfect height for a little child and our exclusive Ocean-themed mural makes for a welcoming environment that your child will enjoy and look forward to. There are individual TV screens play a selection of DVDs for your child to enjoy while getting the best treatment possible.

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At the end of every visit your child is treated to our treasure chest, where they choose a reward of their own.

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It is important for the parents and the dentist to get an early start on a program that will prevent decay and minimize dental problems and costs. Some of the pediatric dental services we offer include:

  • Preventive care
  • Cleanings and Exams
  • Low radiation digital x-rays and Imaging
  • White tooth-colored fillings (Non-Mercury)
  • Preventive Sealants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency care services
  • Mouthguards / Sportsguards
  • Orthodontics (Braces) early intervention Phase 1 and phase 2

Nitrous oxide

Your child's comfort during dental treatments  is our primary goal. At times it may be a better option to have your child receive Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) during treatment to minimize the anxiety and undesirable experiences. According to the American Dental Association, Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Oral sedation

When Nitrous oxide alone is not effective, combining Oral sedation maybe an option as well. This is a type of anesthesia that is administered orally in syrup form and is a stronger form of sedation but still does not place the child to sleep. The child may feel groggy or light-headed afterward yet the undesirable experience of stress, anxiety and memory of treatment are greatly reduced.

IV-Sedation

There are times when IV-sedation is the best option for a child experiencing high levels of anxiety during dental treatments. This option will only be recommended after strict and careful evaluation of the child and when other methods are not suitable. A board certified anesthesiologist will be administering the sedation with vigilant monitoring. Our doctor and team can now focus on restoring the child's oral health and not distracted by the child's anxiety.

Kids Smiling on Beach

Family Orthodontic Services

A beautiful, healthy smile can boost your kidís (or your own!) self-esteem and self-confidence. We offer the most advanced orthodontic treatment to provide you and your child with straight teeth and a healthy bite. Having well-aligned teeth can prevent gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, speech impairments, problems with chewing, chronic headaches and neck pain. Ask us for your complimentary orthodontic evaluations to see which treatment is better for you.

Family Braces

  • Advanced thermal activated braces for children, teens and adults
  • Cosmetic tooth-colored braces
  • Invisalign clear orthodontic aligners
Dr. Wayne Wu is a dentist in Irvine. We provide all dental treatments including cleaning, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, crowns, extractions, implants, pediatric, orthodontics, periodontal and holistic protocols.