Murray, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/09/2015 -- Dr. Erik Rooklidge loves working with children and helping kids feel confident because of their teeth. On multiple occasions over the years he has been voted Best-of-the-State for his professional dental expertise. He is a native of Utah (Bountiful). Rooklidge received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Utah and then received his Dental Degree from the University of Iowa (Circa 2001). Additionally, he completed two years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center/Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester. Contact Utah's Premier Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Erik Rooklidge Today!
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A 'filling' is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay or fractures. In one appointment, the decayed or affected portion will be removed and the tooth will be cleaned-and-filled. Composite-fillings are white-colored and can closely match to the color of existing teeth.
Need emergency dental care? Dentistry for Children can help in their Sandy and West Valley offices. They know how difficult children can be in emergency situations and how important it is to get prompt medical treatment when it comes to problems with their mouth.
Dental-and-medical emergencies can-and-would-be avoided by the use of mouth-guards. They promote the use of mouth-guards because it provides an extra level of safety. They custom make and custom fit the child's mouth-guards. They are specifically made to protect the mouth, lips, tongue, jaw and face.
Sedation-Dentistry: Safe-and-Effective. If the child needs specialized dental-treatment, sedation-dentistry may be beneficial. Different kinds of sedation-dentistry are available to accommodate the specific needs. All options are comfortable and will help the child be calm and relaxed. Types of sedation dentistry offered:
Laughing Gas (nitrous oxide), I.V. Sedation, Conscious Sedation (oral sedation) and General Sedation (standard numbing). In addition to providing comfort, sedation dentistry calms fear. The child won't be as afraid to come to the dentist if they experience less pain. The skilled staff will work with the parent to determine which type of sedation is best for their child.
About Erik R. Rooklidge D.D.S.
Dr. Rooklidge loves working with children and watching them grow up. He is a native of Utah and grew up in Bountiful. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Utah and then received his dental degree from the University of Iowa in 2001. Additionally, he completed two years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center/Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Rooklidge is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He dedicates himself to providing the best dental care possible for his patients, insuring that they have a positive and fun experience while learning to care for their own oral health. Dr. Rooklidge is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society, and the Utah Dental Association. He is on staff at Primary Children's Medical Center, Alta View Hospital, South Towne Surgical Center, and the Family Surgical Suite.
Dr. Rooklidge and his wife have three children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, running, biking, and golfing.
About Tyler Reading D.M.D.
Dr. Reading loves pediatric dentistry and genuinely enjoys interacting with the children and helping them have a fun and comfortable experience. He is appreciative of the opportunity to get to know children and their parents at their earliest dental experiences. "Kids are great patients. We try our best as a dental team to make sure our environment here at the office helps them have a fun, positive dental experience where they can build a good foundation for years to come."
Dr. Reading and his wife are both natives of West Jordan, Utah. They were married as Tyler finished up a Spanish degree at BYU. They then lived in Cleveland, Ohio for 4 years to attend dental school. After completing dental school they moved to Rochester, New York where Dr. Reading completed two years of specialty training in Pediatric dentistry. With 5 young children it's hard for Dr. Reading to get a lot of time to himself. In those rare moments he enjoys running, golf, working out in the yard, and date nights with his wife. With his family Dr. Reading enjoys swimming, camping, and drive-in movies.
Dr. Reading is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Utah Dental Association.