Got Questions? Your Pediatric Dentist Can Help

Do you sometimes wonder what your kids’ smiles need in order to stay healthy and beautiful as they grow? When your children come to you with questions about their teeth or gums, are you sometimes embarrassed to realize you don’t know the answers? Most parents need advice when it comes to their kids’ oral health. Fortunately, a pediatric dentist is there to help protect your children’s smiles and educate you about how to raise them to enjoy great dental health. So, if you do have questions, don’t be afraid to ask the dentist, who can provide helpful advice and insight!

What’s wrong with my child’s tooth?

If your child is suffering from heightened sensitivity or dental pain, it is likely due to a problem like a cavity. Cavities are the most common dental issue in school-aged children, and adults, as well.

Don’t ignore your child’s complain of sensitivity, as it could be an important warning sign that there is a dental problem that requires restorative treatment.

Can kids get restorative treatment?

Yes, there are many occasions when a child’s smile might require restorative treatment, such as in the case of a cavity, a chip, crack, or other damage caused by trauma or decay. Fortunately, pediatric dentists specialize in offering age-appropriate restorations, and most seek to use the least invasive means necessary, in order to restore the smile.

For instance, in the case of an infection in a child’s tooth, a pulpotomy can often be used rather than a full root canal treatment. This is less invasive and more comfortable for most kids.

In the case of cavities, a dentist can use a stainless steel dental filling that can withstand great wear, and still be removed when necessary for permanent teeth to erupt.

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