Treating Tooth Decay in Kids
Tooth decay is the most common issue in children and adults alike. Cavities can still occur even when your child practices consistent and correct oral hygiene habits at home. Tooth decay, thankfully, is something that is easily treated in most cases. There are several treatments Dr. Sona J. Isharani and the team at Triad Pediatric Dentistry in Greensboro, North Carolina, offer that can help restore a tooth that has been damaged from tooth decay.
When a tooth has experienced decay, a white composite resin filling that is both strong and attractive is an excellent choice for restoring it. Gone are the days of ugly metal fillings, which could leave kids self-conscious about their appearance. Today’s white tooth-colored fillings can be shaded to match the color of the tooth to which it is being applied. Within a single appointment, the decay can be removed, the tooth cleaned, and the filling applied and bonded.
When decay is more extensive, a tooth may become severely weakened. Once the decay is removed, it may become necessary for a tooth to require some form of reinforcement so that it does not become further damaged. An excellent option for this is a dental crown. Dental crowns are crafted from dental porcelain that is strong and long-lasting. Because it will encapsulate the entire tooth, it is an effective method for protecting a tooth that needs it.
In some extreme cases where decay has really impacted the tooth, leading to infection that could negatively affect surrounding teeth and your child’s overall oral health, a dental extraction may become necessary. It is always Dr. Isharani’s goal to save a tooth whenever possible, but in some cases, this is not possible, and extraction may become necessary.
Sealants For Prevention
We also offer protection against tooth decay in the form of dental sealants. These are easily brushed over teeth that have deep ridges, often on the back molars. A dental sealant provides a barrier that will keep decay-causing bacteria from reaching the tooth.
Schedule An Appointment Today
If your child needs tooth decay treated, please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sona J. Isharani and our team at Triad Pediatric Dentistry. Our office can be reached at (336) 804-8668.Back to Home Page