pediatric dental services Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL
At the practice of Dr. Russell S. Pollina, we offer a variety of services to care for your child’s mouth. If you have any questions or would like more information about how we can care for your child’s teeth and mouth, please contact us today.

Preventative Dentistry Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Preventative Dentistry

We recommend routine dental cleanings for several reasons. When we perform a professional cleaning, we remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. We also clean the parts of your child’s teeth that are hard to reach, such as underneath the gums.

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Oral Health Exams Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Oral Health Exams

We truly believe that regular dental examinations are important in order for your child to have good dental health and a smile of which he or she can be proud. We start by doing a professional cleaning, removing all of the bad tartar and other buildup on your child’s teeth.

The State of Illinois requires children entering Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade, and 9th grade to have a dental exam along with a form completed prior to beginning classes.

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Restorative Dentistry Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Restorative Dentistry

We are usually able to fill in broken teeth to make them look like normal teeth. We even use a cement that is the color of your child’s teeth. If that does not work, we offer veneers and caps to cover up any broken teeth.

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Sedation Dentistry Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Sedation Dentistry

We are proud to offer sedation to give our patients a stress-free visit. One of the most commonly used types of sedation is nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas. This helps many children relax during their procedure.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Silver Diamine Fluoride

We believe that fluoride works well to strengthen children’s teeth. It also has been shown to help prevent tooth decay in people of all ages. For this reason, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association believe that topical fluoride is necessary for good oral health.

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Emergency Dental Care Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Emergency Dental Care

It is very important to be prepared in case your child has an emergency. Even though we wish that they wouldn’t, emergencies do happen. Being educated and knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth. You also need to know your dentist’s phone number.

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Cavities And Fillings Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL

Cavities And Fillings

Dental fillings are used to treat different dental problems like cavities and broken teeth. Teeth are usually filled with a material called composite resin, which is designed to look like natural teeth. Fillings can also be done with porcelain.

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Orthodontics Barrington and Mt. Prospect, IL


While orthodontics is sometimes considered mostly cosmetic, it is important to fix these problems for a healthy mouth. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide. They can also be hard to clean, leading to cavities and other problems down the line.

The goal in treating problem teeth is to ensure a healthy mouth in the future. It is important to close any gaps between teeth and to make sure the teeth all line up correctly. Sometimes teeth are crooked and need to be straightened. Orthodontics can also improve eating and even a patient’s speech in some cases.

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