Our number one goal here at Children’s Dental Group when it comes to cavities in kids is to prevent them in the first place. With the right strategy at home as well as with regular visits to our office, cavities can be kept to a minimum. However, when one does occur, our pediatric dentist will fill the tooth. Our tooth restorations in Carson are designed to keep a decayed tooth whole and viable.
Tooth decay is traced back to plaque, the film-like substance that erodes your child’s tooth enamel. It grows on and between teeth, and even at the gum line. Brushing and flossing are key. Plaque is removed with those methods every single day, but typically not all of it. What remains out of reach of at-home oral hygiene then turns to tartar, the hardened version of plaque. And since tartar can only be efficiently eliminated with a professional cleaning, we recommend a visit to our office every six months to have one, along with a full examination. This includes x-rays, which might reveal the presence of one or more cavities that could benefit from our tooth restorations in Carson. Gentle application of local anesthesia is done so that your child will feel at ease and comfortable as the filling is being placed. Bear in mind that with baby (primary) teeth, they are supposed to fall out naturally on a certain schedule. Our tooth restorations in Carson facilitate that. A severely decayed tooth or one that has become infected might have to be extracted ahead of its normal schedule. Doing so can create complications, as other teeth shift and leave insufficient room for adult (permanent) teeth to grow in.
Schedule your child’s twice-yearly visit to our office right now. And if there is a toothache present, we will ensure that we get you and your child in right away.