When your child comes in for a check-up, Dr. Jillian will teach him or her how to properly brush his or her teeth to prevent cavities and other tooth decay. Still, we know that prevention does not guarantee success, and some children may continue to develop cavities. A child with an affected tooth will have to go through a decay removal process. Failing to do this could lead to infection, toothache, or even total tooth loss. Filling a cavity after it has undergone treatment is part of the process. Tooth colored fillings for children have become more popular due to their discretion. These fillings blend in with your child’s natural tooth color, so when your child smiles, they will remain unseen.
Pediatric dental crowns are used to help strengthen a child’s tooth after certain procedures or when a tooth is irreparably damaged. A tooth can be altered by an oral specialist for a number of reasons. For example, it can happen because a cavity has destroyed a significant portion of a tooth. Some parents prefer fillings for their child, but these are sometimes insufficient, which is why crowns may be the better option.
These caps are strong enough to ensure regular tooth functioning, which should make this change easy to adapt to. There are many types of dental crowns for children. If your child requires a dental crown, Dr. Jillian will discuss the options with you and help you decide which one will best suit the needs of your child.
There are many reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary for your child. The most common reason for tooth extraction is tooth decay that has damaged a tooth. These teeth need to be removed in order to protect your child’s overall smile. Another reason a child might need to undergo teeth removal services would be if he or she had stubborn baby teeth. Sometimes, these teeth do not fall out on their own and require additional attention. A tooth that hangs around too long could disrupt the growth of the underlying tooth. This means that your child’s permanent teeth could grow in incorrectly, which can lead to issues down the road. Our trained pediatric dental specialists will do their best to remove your child’s teeth in a timely, pain-free manner.