Cavities lead to discomfort, and for some kids, even infection or the premature loss of their primary teeth. Treating the decay helps prevent discomfort and even lowers the risk of misalignment too. In rode to help kids in our community, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist offers pediatric fillings, which are metal-free and lifelike in appearance.
Toothaches and Cavity Causes
If your child attends checkups and cleanings every six months, then we will likely identify the earliest stages of demineralization, treating the problem before a cavity even has time to develop. Otherwise, your may not your child needs treatment until he or she complains about sensitivity when eating or drinking, or a toothache that doesn’t seem to pass.
Cavities form when then outer enamel no longer protects the inner dentin. Poor oral hygiene or injury could expose the dentin and eventually the pulp to bacteria, enabling cavities and infection. Causes include a diet high in sugar foods and drinks, poor brushing and flossing habits, lack of dental cleanings, and of course, accidental injury to one of the teeth.
Creating a Filling
Don’t worry, our team can place a filling to halt the discomfort and prevent the tooth from being infected to lost prematurely, a factor that often leads to misalignment! We first administer a numbing agent near the tooth and surrounding tissues to ensure your little one feels comfortable. If your child is nervous, we could also offer sedation to keep them calm and tranquil.
Next, we remove the decay from the tooth, thoroughly clean it, and fill the area with a composite resin, a metal-free material that is tinted to blend with the rest of the tooth. The color-matched material ensures a restoration that lasts for years to come and protects the tooth.
Keeping Cavities Away
To help keep cavities away, please make time for your child to see us for an exam and a thorough cleaning every six months. At home, make sure your little one is brushing and flossing daily, you can assist them or monitor them, depending on their age. Offering healthy snacks that are not heavy in sugar and starch is very helpful as well. If you have any questions about keeping your children free of tooth decay and infection, or about a filling should your little one have an aching tooth, then please contact our team today. We want to help families in Dallas to enjoy their best smiles!
Do You Have Questions About Pediatric Fillings?
Our team wants to help your child maintain optimal oral health. To learn more about treating tooth decay in small smiles, then schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.