Why Fillings Are So Important

If you have the sneaking desire to postpone your child’s dental filling, we would like to reassure you that we suggestion restorative treatments when they are absolutely necessary. When it comes to fillings, we understand that parents may feel hesitant, particularly out of a desire to protect their child’s comfort. The good news is that fillings are completely comfortable and offer exceptional protection against further complications and dental concerns. Looking for some serious facts? We encourage you to consider the following information for a clearer understanding of why scheduling your child’s filling with urgency is so very important. Read further:

Fillings May Prevent Infection

Your child needs a dental filling because he or she is suffering from tooth decay. This means that a small hole has formed in your child’s tooth, which will continue to progress until will fill it. The reason this becomes increasingly problematic is because the cavity may provide entrance for bacteria that can cause infection. An infected tooth will then require root canal treatment or an extraction. Avoid these concerns by choosing a filling.

Fillings May Inhibit Damage

As a cavity grows, the tissue around it ends up in short supply. When your child’s tooth becomes fragile, the chance of breakage continues to increase. Rather than waiting for something serious like a shattered or broken tooth, choose a filling. It will restore the structural integrity of the tooth, as well as its appearance, for long-term health and excellent function.

A Dental Filling Restores Daily Comfort

Tooth enamel is not sensitive – the tissue within the tooth, however, is full of nerves that may become extremely sensitive once exposed. The deeper a cavity becomes, the more uncomfortable it is likely to feel. You can keep your little one’s mouth feeling comfortable by agreeing to a dental filling – we will ensure your child’s comfort throughout the treatment. 


At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, Dr. Marr provides gentle, compassionate children’s dentistry, including a comprehensive selection of treatments. In combined efforts with her considerate, experienced team, Dr. Marr promotes both comfort and education to safeguard your child’s oral health for many years to come. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and surrounding communities.

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