At Town Square Dental we provide compassionate and comfortable children’s dental care in a kid-friendly environment. We want dentist visits to be a positive and informative experience for your child. Our goal is to help your family maintain good oral health for a lifetime. The dental team at Town Square Dental utilizes the best sterilization practices and only the most advanced technological procedures to ensure your child’s health and safety.
One of the first dental procedures your child will need to endure is having a cavity filled. Sometimes no matter how good kids clean their teeth, they still develop some level of decay. This standard procedure typical involves the use of a topical anesthetic, particularly for large cavities,the removal of decay from the affected tooth, and the placement of filling material. Your dentist will check your child’s bite after the filling is applied to make sure the teeth are not misaligned.
Dental Filling Procedure
Fillings can usually be placed in just one appointment. Small cavities that form on biting surfaces don’t usually require anesthetic, but for larger cavities or those that develop in-between teeth, the area should be numb. Your dentist will remove all of the tooth decay and thoroughly clean the space to prepare for the filling.If the cavity formed near the nerve medication will be applied for extra protection. At that point, either an amalgam or composite filling will be placed, shaped and polished. The tooth will be restored to its previous shape and function.
Sometimes, if the cavity filled was deep, your child may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold food temperatures when the filling is first applied. This discomfort should subside after a short time.
Maintaining Dental Fillings
Your dentist will give your child care instructions before the end of your visit because kids can be hard on fillings. With proper oral hygiene habits, healthy eating, and routine dental appointments your child’s new fillings should last a long time.
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