General Questions

Jamboree Dentistry is a pediatric dentistry practice in Houston that provides care that meets today’s most demanding pediatric dentistry needs. Do you have questions regarding the dental services we can provide for you and your child? Browse the Jamboree Dentistry frequently asked questions here.

Can I fill out patient forms in advance?

Yes, you can fill out patient forms in advance. The Jamboree Dentistry patient forms are easy to quickly complete. We have forms available in English and Spanish.

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Can I reschedule or cancel my pediatric dental appointment?

You can reschedule or cancel your pediatric dental appointment by calling us as soon as you need to change your appointment. Please call us at least 24 hours in advance.


Pediatric Dental Appointment Suggestions and Requirements

You or a responsible adult must accompany your child to the appointment. Please do not bring other children or family members to the appointment in order to avoid any disruption. Your child must have a ride to and from the office.


Pediatric Dental Appointments Involving Oral Sedation

It is very important that you arrive on time for your appointment. Scheduled time includes the time required for any needed sedation to take effect. These appointments are especially limited. If you do not reschedule the appointment in advance, you will not be able to reschedule for 6 months.

How often should I bring my child in for a checkup?

Regularly scheduled dental cleanings and checkups are necessary for child’s dental health. Bringing your child to pediatric dental checkups ensure that your child’s teeth are as healthy and strong as they can be.


We recommend that you take your child to the pediatric dentist every six months. Bi-annual visits help to ensure that cavities and other types of dental problems are prevented or caught before they become more serious dental or health issues. Your child should never go more than six months without visiting the dentist.


Infant Dental Checkups

As soon as teeth begin erupting, parents should begin bringing their child to dental checkups every six months. It is as important to keep an infant’s mouth as thoroughly clean as it is for adult teeth. Make sure that your child’s teeth are as healthy as they can be by scheduling regular checkups.


Routine Sealant Checkups

Does your child have sealants? In order to ensure that dental sealants are doing their job, they should be checked upon routinely at least every six months. Repair or reapplication of dental sealants should be performed as soon as it is recommended.


Some Children Require More Frequent Dental Checkups

Your child has unique dental needs, and some needs may require more attention. For example, a child that is showing signs of orthodontic problems may require more frequent visits. Talk to your pediatric dentist about your child’s dental care. Your dentist may recommend that your child come in for checkups more frequently than every six months.

Can I accompany my child into treatment rooms?

At Jamboree Dentistry, comfort is a priority. Parents are always welcome to accompany their child for procedures, check-ups and treatments. However, your child’s dentist maintains discretion with each visit.


Your Child’s ComfortParent Treatment Room

Dental procedures may be frightening for children, but a parent’s assistance may lighten the burden. When your child undergoes procedures, Jamboree Dentistry maintains office policies directed towards parental encouragement. Preferably, parents remain with their children throughout dental treatment.


However, some children may be calmer without a parent’s presence. In such cases, your child’s dental provider will discuss treatment options. In many cases, parents opt to remain throughout procedures—although dental providers are often knowledgeable about procedure requirements and comfort levels.


Parental Assistance

Of course, Jamboree Dentistry intends to uphold parental comfort, too. Positive experiences are always sought, and parents are welcome to obtain first-hand looks at procedures. Ensuring your child’s positive experience is important, and Jamboree Dentistry is capable of facilitating comfortable environments for both parents and children.


Of course, limited space may be a relevant factor. In such events, parents may be urged to be indirectly present—wherein they’re inside the procedure room, though are still a comfortable distance from their child.


Comfort and Number of Parents

Understandably, a crowded environment may create a cramped feeling for your child. Operating rooms, check-ups and examinations may require limited assistance, as a packed area may similarly startle a child.


Jamboree Dentistry maintains the specialized facilities, equipment and staff necessary to address modern, demanding pediatric treatments. Your child’s orthodontic always wants a warm, caring environment, and your child’s attention is our primary motive.


Full Attention

For the above reasons, your child’s dental provider needs undivided attention. Your child deserves full focus, and parents are urged to refrain from distracting activities and discussions. A provider’s divided attention is potentially dangerous, and Jamboree Dentistry intends to reduce dental complications during procedures.


However, should the need arise, parents are welcome to query about industry standards, treatment methods and safety precautions. Again, your child’s safety is our top priority, and any relevant discourse is encouraged.


Effective Procedures

Jamboree Dentistry utilizes specialized orthodontics to deliver great treatment. Focus, effective diagnosis and easy treatment is a major goal, and Jamboree Dentistry intends to improve your child’s dental health while enhancing their quality of life. Your comfort is just as important, and Jamboree Dentistry is ready to answer any questions pertaining to visitation and assistance.

Does Jamboree Dentistry provide root canals?

Yes, Jamboree Dentistry provides root canals. While there are many pediatric dental options in Houston, pediatric root canal services set Jamboree Dentistry apart.


Comfortable Pediatric Root Canal Treatment with Jamboree Dentistry

Our office works to make every visit as comfortable as possible for children as well as their parents and guardians, be it if visiting for a root canal treatment or for routine cleanings.


All that hurts is the injured and infected tooth itself before treatment. Root canal therapy does not hurt. Armed with optimal knowledge and training, our endodontists have the ability to get the patient properly numbed, thus a root canal treatment is a non-painful procedure.


Pulpotomy Treatment in Houston

In some cases, a baby tooth that is severely affected must be pulled. However, it’s better to repair the tooth if possible with a pulpotomy. Removing baby teeth can result in a bad bite for the child. Jamboree Dentistry provides pulpotomy treatment.

Does Jamboree Dentistry provide oral surgery?

Yes, Jamboree Dentistry provides oral surgery. We provide oral surgery for patients from 6 months of age through 20 years of age. 


Pediatric Oral Surgery Treats Many Conditions

Pediatric dentists perform surgery to treat many dental problems including diseases, injuries, and defects. Surgery may be used for a number of reasons including taking a biopsy, repairing bones and teeth after an accident, wisdom teeth extraction, removing an infection, and performing major dental work.


Some of the pediatric oral surgery services that Jamboree Dentistry provides include:

  • Treating impacted teeth, which commonly occurs with wisdom teeth
  • Removal of a broken tooth and its root fragments
  • Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea if suspected
Does Jamboree Dentistry see adults?

Many parents access Jamboree Dentistry’s accommodating, caring environment for a child’s happy, healthy dental care. Jamboree Dentistry will see patients from 6 months of age through 20 years of age. We want to help all children and families.


We Believe Every Patient is Treatable

We believe that every smile deserves full care. Often, children have their initial orthodontic care evaluations at age seven. While early problems may be identified, many children grow with conditions into adulthood.


Advanced Equipment

Jamboree Dentistry uses high-grade industry technology that is well-suited to treat children of all ages. Its location’s equipment, staff, and facility are always ready to care for your child’s teeth, and every procedure is maintained by rigorous industry standards to guarantee safety and complete flexibility.


Jamboree Dentistry always cares about your family’s dental health, and patients from 6 months of age through 20 years of age are supported by our expert staff. Your smile is as important as your child’s—and we’re here to help.

What kind of specialists does Jamboree Dentistry offer?

At Jamboree Dentistry, we pride ourselves in having many specialists in our office. Our specialists include pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, and endodontists (root canal specialists). We have created an environment that can handle all your child’s dental needs without having to go to another office.


Pediatric Dentists

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with child patients, from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentists have the qualifications and experience to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the different stages of childhood.


Some of the services provided by pediatric dentists include:


  • Infant oral exams, including risk assessment for caries.
  • Preventive treatments including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as diet and nutrition recommendations.
  • Habit counseling (for example, thumb sucking and pacifier use).
  • Early assessment and treatment for correcting an improper bite (orthodontics).
  • Filling tooth cavities and repairing tooth defects.
  • Treatment of gum diseases including ulcers, short frenulum, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease.
  • Treatment of dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth).
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions that may indicate diseases such as asthma, hay fever, diabetes, congenital heart defect, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Oral Surgeons

Oral Surgeons perform surgery to treat many diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, jaws, and face. Surgery may be used for a number of reasons including taking a biopsy, repairing bones, and teeth after an accident, wisdom teeth extraction, correcting a cleft palate or lip, removing an infection, and performing major dental work.


Some of the conditions for which a child may need the services of an oral surgeon include:

  • A tooth is impacted. This commonly occurs with wisdom teeth.
  • A lesion, tumor or other tissue of the mouth or jaw requires biopsy or removal, or if oral cancer is suspected.
  • A tooth breaks off at the gum line and it (or its root fragments) must be removed.
  • Facial pain exists, including pain suspected from TMJ.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is suspected.


Endodontic treatment is concerned with the pulp of a tooth. The pulp contains the tooth’s nerve and blood vessels. When the pulp is injured or infected, endodontic treatment is often done to try to save the tooth.


Conditions that may require the attention of an endodontist include:


  • A child feels pain in a tooth at any time, for no apparent reason.
  • A tooth that is very sensitive to temperature variations.
  • A broken tooth which has exposed pulp.

Endodontic treatment done on baby teeth is of two kinds:


  1. Vital Pulp Therapy

If this is required, the tooth’s pulp is removed from the crown of the tooth, but not from the root.


  1. Root Canal Treatment

The pulp is removed from both the crown and the root.



Orthodontists deal with the study and treatment of malocclusion, which may be a result of an irregularity such as crooked teeth. A malocclusion refers to a misalignment or incorrect relation between the upper and lower arches of the teeth.


Orthodontists correct the malocclusion to give the patient a correct bite. To correct the alignment, orthodontists use brackets (braces) connected by wires that over time move misaligned teeth into the correct orientation. Aligner trays such as Invisalign may also be used for the same purpose.


After the teeth have been correctly aligned, the orthodontist will typically give the patient an orthodontic device to wear — a retainer — which holds the teeth in their correct positions while new jaw bone forms around them to stabilize their new position. Retainers are typically worn for a year, but possibly for a longer time

How do I make an appointment?

Jamboree Dentistry has two convenient locations in the greater Houston area to serve you. To make an appointment at either location, simply give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website.


What Information Do You Need To Make an Appointment?

Please make sure you have your insurance information handy at the time of your call. This will help us save you time during your initial visit and give you the most accurate information about any amount that may be due at the time of service.


Jamboree Dentistry accepts many types of insurance, including Medicaid and Chip programs. In addition to Delta Dental, Dentaquest and MCNA, we accept all PPO insurance and can assist you in changing providers if needed once you come in to the office.


You can also use our online form to request an appointment at either location. Click here to access our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Do you see pregnant women?

So you’re pregnant, and you’re wondering if you can come see us to get your teeth cleaned, have a tooth looked at or get your annual exam. Such questions are common during pregnancy, especially considering the pervasive myth that pregnant women supposedly shouldn’t even set foot inside the building, let alone receive treatment. Luckily, that isn’t true.


We Treat All Pregnant Women Under the age of 21

If you’re expecting, you can relax, because we will still see you for many of the routine treatments you can get outside of pregnancy. Teeth cleaning and visual examinations can still proceed as normal, although we will not be able to take x-rays due to a risk of harming the baby.


Additionally, while emergency treatments may sometimes be necessary, such as tooth extraction or root canals where a serious problem demands immediate attention, most treatments can and should wait until you are no longer pregnant. This helps reduce the risk of infection, which, though minimal, could potentially harm your baby.


Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

We do recommend, however, that you continue to receive your teeth cleanings while you are pregnant, since the rise in hormone levels during pregnancy can cause gum swelling and irritation, making it easier for food to get trapped and cause infection. Healthy gums are important both inside of pregnancy and out, so contact us before deciding not to get treated.


Which treatments we can do and how we will go about them depends on your unique situation as well as your stage of pregnancy. In the third trimester, for example, it is harder for you to lie on your back for extended periods of time, whereas in your first the baby is more sensitive to a range of possible harms. We will choose the best time to do treatment for both of you.


Safe Dental Treatments During Pregnancy

Medication is another question about which pregnant women often wonder. Although the main medications we use have no proven harmful effects to fetuses, we do try to limit them to reduce the risks wherever possible. If you are in pain and need to be seen for a treatment that involves numbing, we will have a consultation to decide the best course of action. Any decision we make about any procedure will also involve a discussion with your OB/GYN.

Does Jamboree Dentistry force children to take X-rays?

Having a full set of dental X-rays is important for any dentist in order to be able to provide proper preventative dental care. The X-rays allow the dentist to get a better picture of the teeth and jaw bones and how they are developing. However, they may not be necessary for a first time visit to the dentist, particularly if the patient is already nervous.


Why is it important to have cooperation when taking dental X-rays?

A dentist may take full or partial X-rays of the mouth, or even both to give a complete picture of the teeth. While partial mouth X-rays do not take as long to complete, they still require the child’s cooperation. In order to get a good set of X-rays, the child has to hold still long enough for the image to be taken. Children who are reluctant to take X-rays typically have a hard time sitting still, yielding less than desirable results.


We don’t believe in forcing children to take dental X-rays.

In the early years, it’s important to establish a trusting relationship between a child and the dentist. Forcing the child to take X-rays is not a good way to foster this type of relationship. If a child is scared to visit the dentist for the first time, there are many steps we can take to help alleviate this fear. For example, the child’s dental exam can take place in a quiet room away from other patients to defray some of the anxiety the child might feel.


Unless there is evidence of a larger dental problem like cavities, the dentist will not typically suggest a patient to take X-rays during their initial visit. However, if tooth decay is noted during the dental exam, the dentist may want to take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage and the best course of treatment. If this is the case, the dentist would take time to speak to the parents and child to ensure everyone is comfortable before proceeding.

Does Jamboree Dentistry use a papoose board?

Jamboree Dentistry does not have a papoose board. For young children, we may have parents help hold their hands and comfort them as we work. We also do the knee-to-knee position where the child lays in the parent’s lap as we do our exam. This way, parents can assist in comforting their child. At Jamboree Dentistry, as comfort is a priority, parents are always welcome to accompany their child for procedures, check-ups, and treatments.


Caring Papoose Board Alternatives

Jamboree Dentistry maintains the specialized equipment and staff to address the most demanding pediatric dentistry patients. We make sure kids feel very comfortable with the dentist, which is not something that’s successfully practiced with many pediatric dentists. Should our young patients be anxious, they are always offered the industry’s best options.


Our pediatric specialists and staff love children and are specially trained to put them at ease. At Jamboree Dentistry, your child’s health and comfort are a priority. Bottom line is: Jamboree Dentistry has the specialized equipment, facility, and staff to properly address today’s most demanding pediatric dentistry needs in a warm and caring environment.

What kind of sedation do you offer?

At Jamboree Dentistry, we provide conscious sedation as well as general anesthesia performed by an anesthesiologist. Under conscious sedation the child is awake for the procedure. Under general anesthesia the child is asleep for the procedure.


A Comfortable Dental Treatment

At Jamboree Dentistry, your child’s health and comfort are a priority. Our office utilizes industry-perfected tools and services, and each has been outfitted for your child’s comfort. Oral sedation, general anesthesia, and laughing gas are all great options, and each promotes comfort while effectively reducing fears and anxieties.


Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation is an option for children who are older (six years or more) and are mildly apprehensive. This highly effective method can be administered in oral form or in an inhalation method using nitrous oxide (N2O-02).


When a child requires oral sedation, even though it is light enough for the child to stay awake, the child will need to take it easy, resting for the remainder of the day. We generally recommend that children do not go back to school the same day that any treatment is done.


General Anesthesia

Deep sedation is sometimes necessary for children that are unable, by either age or maturity level, to cooperate during dental treatment. Our practice utilizes anesthesia for cases where the patient may pose a threat to their own safety during treatment. This will be discussed with the parents/guardians of the patient before treatment to ensure the optimum beneficial outcome.


If general anesthesia has been used for the dental treatment, the child will need to take it easy and rest for the remainder of the day as well. Sometimes children may continue to have some effects from the anesthesia the next day. When children experience extreme tiredness or other general anesthesia effects into the next day, it may be a good idea to keep the child at home where they can be monitored by an adult.


There are many safe and effective drugs available today that can help relax the child and promote a good environment for optimal and safe dental treatment. Jamboree Dentistry can provide the right options for your child.

Does Jamboree Dentistry provide orthodontics?

No, Jamboree Dentistry does not currently provide orthodontics services. We may determine that orthodontics services are needed and in turn refer you to a high quality and affordable orthodontic specialist.

Do all Jamboree Dentistry locations provide the same services?

Yes! All Jamboree Dentistry locations provide the same services. Both our north Houston and south Houston locations specialize in the same level of pediatric dental care. Our pediatric dental care services include the following:


  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Pediatric oral surgery
  • Pediatric endodontics
Does Jamboree Dentistry provide board-certified dentists?

Yes. Jamboree Dentistry provides dentists who are certified by American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Our dentists consistently stay up-to-date on the best, cutting-edge pediatric dental technology.


Pediatric Dental Excellence at Jamboree Dentistry

We provide dentists who hold memberships and accolades from the following organizations:


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Greater Houston Dental Society
  • Houston Hispanic Dental Association
  • Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • ABPD
  • And more

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Our pediatric specialists and staff love children and are specially trained to put them at ease. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth; but just as important, they learn that going to the dentist can be fun.

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