If your child does not have a single sign of tooth decay then, of course, there’s no reason to start the year off with a filling. However, if you know from previous visits (or if you discover during the first checkup of the year) that your child has a cavity, then we most certainly suggest getting a dental filling scheduled as soon as possible. Let’s have a quick chat about it.
The Cavity Will Grow
We know that you might think a cavity is a hole that stays put until you decide to treat it. The problem with tooth decay that many patients overlook is that it will not stay the same size. It’s a progressive oral illness, which means it continues to become worse. The longer the cavity is untreated, the greater the size and depth. As a result, the greater the vulnerability of that tooth to further problems.
Today A Filling, Tomorrow A Crown
Today, your child needs a dental filling for that cavity. As mentioned, however, decay gets worse. That means that it can become too large for a filling or that your child’s tooth can end up breaking or cracking. This will require a dental crown instead! Or, infection may begin, which will mean not only a crown but a root canal.
It’s Less Stressful
As you’ve noticed, it’s more stressful to wait on a filling than to simply move ahead with it. When you say yes to a dental filling, you look forward to a child with a healthy smile. There are no additional costs or complications. Just a healthy tooth!
Schedule Restorative Care Right When You Need It
Don’t wait it out when you discover your child needs restorative care. Instead, schedule treatments immediately! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.