Early Childhood Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children see a dentist when the 1st tooth erupts, and no later than 6 months of age. These early visits are very focused on preventing cavities before they ever start. A pleasant, comfortable 1st visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.


Preventive Care

Issaquah Pediatric Dentistry utilizes the most advanced techniques and equipment available to create a positive experience for children when teeth need to be restored. Many patients enjoy a movie during care while some just prefer to interact with our special team. We often suggest the use of nitrous oxide with a pleasantly flavored nasal mask to help your child relax. Parents are welcome back during the majority of treatment visits. Your child’s experience during this type of visit is especially important as it is our goal for them to love coming to see us.

  • Sealants

    Your child’s teeth are especially vulnerable to tooth decay due to pits and grooves on the biting surface of their teeth. These areas allow food to stick to the tooth and make it difficult to clean. Sealants are a white-colored resin material that can be placed in the deep pits and grooves of the teeth to help prevent cavities by creating a smooth surface that is easily cleaned.

  • Flouride Treatment

    fluoride treatment takes just a few minutes and normally follows your child’s dental exam. After the treatment, patients can eat and drink right away but cannot have anything hot to ensure the fluoride treatment does not come off. This helps to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride treatment. If needed, we may prescribe an at-home fluoride product such as a mouthwash, gel, or antibacterial rinse.

  • Digital X-rays

    We use advanced dental technology possible and our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office. Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray technology. we use safety precautions such as lead aprons and thyroid collars to help reduce exposure.
    X-rays, are used as a diagnostic tool to diagnose cavities in between the teeth. Often times, taking x-rays are the only way to see interproximal cavities. Dental x-rays can also help determine your child’s risk potential for future cavities. Because of these benefits, we recommended to take x-rays at least once a year.



Fillings & Restorative Care

Our new office is designed specifically for kids and most of our patients think that “getting a filling” is actually fun! We will offer your child the choice of watching TV or a movie. We will also offer your child nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia or “happy air” to help them be more relaxed. Most of the time we will be able to restore teeth with a tooth-colored bonded composite material. Teeth that have more advanced decay will require a full coverage restoration, or stainless steel crown. When possible and always for anterior teeth, we prefer to address this with tooth-colored crowns that make the teeth look new again. We also offer white crowns (Zirconia crowns) for the posterior teeth. Before your child’s treatment begins, Dr Bansal will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your child’s particular case.



Sedation Dentistry

Most dental procedures in children are completed using local anesthesia, however, very young, fearful children may need added help to control anxiety. our office is licenced to use the safest clinical approaches to provide mild sedation or oral sedation we follow sedation. Issaquah Pediatric Dentistry follows the administration guidelines for safe sedation endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Using sedation safely is extremely important and this is why Dr. Bansal dedicate many continuing education hours specific to this topic.

  • Nitrous Oxide

    Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is often used as a conscious sedative during a dental visit. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that helps anxious children relax during their dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to our team during their visit. After treatment, the nitrous is turned off and oxygen is administered for three to five minutes to help flush any remaining gas. The effects wear off almost immediately. Nitrous oxide rarely has side effects, although some patients may experience minor nausea and/or vomiting.

  • General anesthesia in clinic

    General anesthesia involves giving a combination of medications to cause your child to become unconscious and asleep while receiving dental care. This type of care is indicated when the child has extensive treatment needs, is extremely anxious, has special medical needs, has a language barrier or is uncooperative for necessary care.



Hospital Dentistry

We sometimes suggest that your child receive comprehensive dental care in an operating room at one of our local hospitals if some or all of the conditions:

    A child has an age related inability to cooperate for dental care in the office setting Has many teeth that need to be fixed Has significant dental fear or has complex medical conditions making them a poor candidate for sedation in the office

Dr Bansal has privileges at

  • Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • Tacoma General Hospital
  • Covington Multicare Surgery center
  • Swedish Hospital

When in the operating room, an anesthesiologist will give your child medications that will help your child fall asleep before the dental treatment is started.



Special Needs Children

Going to the dentist can be scary for any child, but especially for a child with special needs. Pediatric dentists have two or more years of advanced training beyond dental school that include behavior management and sedation techniques. We provide a range of dental services from routine preventative care to specialized care for children and teens with complex medical conditions, developmental delays and behavioral problems, including those who cannot be treated else. We are able to work with parents on the limits and risks of various techniques, Talk to us about a specialized program of preventative care and treatment that is geared toward your child.