At the Office of Dr. Nicole Byrne, we are concerned about your child’s total health care. Good oral health is an important part of total health. Establishing our office as your child’s “Dental Home” provides us the opportunity to implement preventative dental health habits that keep a child free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection, treatment of dental diseases and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children. Our office is a place where your child will feel at home and start their journey for a lifetime of great oral health. The dental needs of children and adolescents are very specific. Our practice has the experience and compassion to tend to both aspects. We build trust and confidence with our patients as well as educate parents and caregivers- a combination that leads to fantastic results. Pleasant visits to our office promote trust and confidence that will last a lifetime. Our goal is to help each child feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth. From our special office designs to our communication style, our main concern is what is best for your child. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to make your visits to our office as easy and stress-free as possible. We’ve provided links to helpful information about our office on this page, including directions, hours, insurance and billing, payment options and financing.
Nicole Byrne, "Dr. Nikki," received her dental degree from Temple Dental School in Philadelphia, PA in May 2000. She completed her two year Pediatric Specialty residency at Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Byrne opened her own practice in Saratoga in January 2003 and built a beautiful new state of the art office in Gansevoort in November 2005. Dr. Byrne has hospital privileges at Saratoga Hospital, to provide her special needs patients as well as medically compromised patients quality dental care in a safe environment. Dr. Byrne is active in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She resides in Saratoga Springs with her 2 children. She likes to spend her free time enjoying the outdoors with her family.
MEET OUR THERAPY DOGS!
Our office features two onsite Therapy Dogs! Pippa, a 3 year old Goldendoodle & Bosco a 1 year old Australian Shepherd will be on premises most days. They are available for petting, playing and comforting our patients and parents. Pippa is hypoallergenic and doesn't shed. Both dogs have been evaluated and certified as therapy dogs based on strict behavioral criteria. Look for them at your next visit!
Your Child's First Visit
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt. Instead our office uses words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
Our Pediatric Services
It's never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health, and there are many services we provide to do exactly that. Monitoring your child's dental growth and development, and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way, is a primary focus of our practice.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child's first checkup should occur by age 1. At this important visit we will check the baby teeth for early cavities, show you how to care for a young child's mouth properly, go over your child's developmental milestones, and discuss the importance of good oral hygiene.
Oral Hygiene Instructions
Limited Orthodontics & Evaluations
My daughter has gone to Dr. Nikki since she was 2 years old. She has never been afraid and has had treatment done. She loves going to the dentist and has gotten to know many of the staff members. It is a nice place to go, we never have to wait and the staff is super friendly and welcoming.–Jamie
Great office! The staff is very friendly.–Anonymous
Great doctor, great associates, great practice–Alexander E.
Toothaches are common in children of all ages and rarely happen without cause. Ask your child what makes the tooth hurt. Check for impacted food, brush and floss thoroughly. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and give Motrin/Tylenol for pain as needed. If pain persists contact our office to schedule an appointment.
(Tooth pushed into the jawbone) after trauma a tooth can become pushed into the jawbone. If you see this call our office to schedule an appointment. Until they are seen by the doctor you can rinse your child’s mouth with cold water, place ice packs around the area to reduce swelling and give Motrin/Tylenol as needed.
A tooth can be displaced or moved from its original position after trauma. Call our office to schedule an appointment if you see this. Place a cold compress and give Motrin/Tylenol as needed.
Loose Space Maintainer
Although rare, sometimes the cement that holds a space maintainer in place can fail. Usually this failure is related to consuming sticky candy or biting on something very hard that dislodges the metal band. Regardless of the cause, as soon as a space maintainer becomes loose it needs to be removed, cleaned and recemented if possible. If the space maintainer comes completely out at home try to save it as it is custom fit to your child’s mouth.
If you notice facial swelling or a swollen cheek, please call our office immediately. However, if facial swelling approaches the eye or is causing your child to have trouble breathing this is a medical emergency and you need to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Cut Lip, Tongue or Cheek
If your child falls or has trauma to the lips, gums or cheek, apply a cold compress to the sites that are bleeding. Inspect the mouth to see if any teeth are loose. Give Motrin/Tylenol to reduce inflammation and pain. Call our office to see if an appointment is needed.
Broken Tooth/Filling Knocked Out
If your child breaks or chips a permanent tooth, try to find the pieces of the tooth, apply a cold compress to the area and call our office to schedule an appointment.
Knocked Out Teeth (Permanent)
If your child knocks out a PERMANENT tooth this is a dental emergency. Put the tooth in milk, not water and call our office immediately. Try not to touch the root of the tooth. If this happens at school or a sporting event, look for an athletic trainer or a school nurse to see if they have Sav-A-Tooth Solution. This solution keeps the cells of the tooth living longer.
Knocked Out Teeth (Baby)
If your child knocks out a baby tooth, we can’t put it back in the mouth. The priority is to not damage the developing permanent tooth underneath. Rinse your child’s mouth and have them bite on a cold washcloth. Call our office to see if an appointment is needed. Find the tooth and get them excited about the tooth fairy!
Contact Our Office
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659 Saratoga Road
Gansevoort, NY 12831