Saving Your Child’s Tooth With A Filling
When kids complain about a toothache, this could mean they need a filling. Otherwise, a cavity could grow in severity, eventually threatening the stability of your child’s tooth. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how we address cavities in little smiles with our composite resin dental fillings.
Recognizing the Warning Signs of Cavities
When tooth decay forms and isn’t treated in a timely manner, this could lead to the decay growing and spreading throughout the tooth, creating painful symptoms and without care, an infection that could cause tooth loss. When your kids complain about toothaches or tooth sensitivity when they eat or drink, don’t ignore them. Instead, schedule a visit with our team to see if they need treatment. Remember, even though baby teeth fall out, this could happen weeks or even months or years after a cavity forms, which can lead to severe oral health complications. Don’t ignore their discomfort!
Keeping Kids Comfortable
Our team knows how to talk to kids to help them feel relaxed and comfortable, so they enjoy their time in the office. We also take time to talk to them about caring for their smile and tips for avoiding future cavities. To ensure the filling procedure is a comfortable one, we will administer a local anesthesia to the tooth being treated so your child isn’t enduring discomfort. If your little one has anxiety or special needs that makes undergoing care difficult, we could also discuss sedation to help them remain relaxed and calm.
Placing Lifelike Dental Fillings
When your child is comfortable and relaxed, we will remove decay from the tooth and then thoroughly clean it. We next prepare and place the filling material. Instead of metal, we use a composite resin that is safe for kids of all ages, and which can be shaded to blend with the tooth and look natural. We will apply this in several layers and as we cure the composite resin underneath a light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth to ensure it looks good and that the overall bite is balanced too. In one visit, we can offer relief from cavities. We will also discuss treatments like fluoride varnish or dental sealants to help lower the risk of future cavities.
If you have any questions about how we treat tooth decay in one visit, or about preventing cavities, then please reach out to our team today. You can also schedule a visit for your child and use your remaining 2023 dental benefits before they expire.
Schedule Your Child’s Filling Appointment Today
We can create and place metal-free dental restorations that are safe for all ages. To learn more about our custom dental restorations, please contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.
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