Children's DENTISTRY

We welcome children of all ages. Dr. Deanna Mathisen is very knowledgeable and experienced with children's dentistry. Your children will be treated with respect, compassion and patience. Dr. Mathisen provides all forms of dental treatment for children.  


If your child is apprehensive and treatment can not be completed in office, Dr. Mathisen is credentialed at a local surgery center and treatment can be completed in full in one visit while your child is asleep. At the surgery center, an anesthesiologist is present at all times. If you have a very apprehensive child and would like to talk about this option, please call and make an appointment so Dr. Mathisen can sit down with you and your child to discuss all options.


  • Fillings

  • Crowns (stainless steel, all white)

  • Extractions

  • Space maintainers

  • Sealants

  • Sports mouth guards

  • Infant laser tongue tie release

  • Lingual and maxillary frenectomy

  • Hospital dentistry

  • Nitrous oxide sedation

If your child is having speech problems, he/she may need a frenectomy. Sometimes children have low attached frenums which cause difficulty in proper speech pronunciation. Dr. Mathisen is educated on how to diagnose this problem, and along with the child's speech therapist, may suggest a lingual or maxillary frenectomy. This procedure is easily completed using a dental laser. 

If your newborn is  having difficulty latching onto your breast, your baby my have whats called a tongue tie. This attachment below the tongue doe not allow the baby to properly attach to the breast for breastfeeding. If this is a problem,  Dr. Mathisen is able to release the tongue tie using a dental laser. This procedure is quite easy and safe for your child. If this is an issue, please don't hesitate to call and talk to our awesome staff at Eastern Hills Family Dental.