White tooth filling for discrete restorations in Greensboro, NC
No one wants to deal with a cavity, but unfortunately, even children who practice excellent oral hygiene may have tooth decay. At Triad Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a quick and painless dental filling service for children in Greensboro, NC. These fillings are selected to match the shade of your child’s natural teeth with composite fillings for a mercury-free, natural look.
How dental fillings preserve your smile
Dental fillings are used to treat cavities and halt tooth decay before it reaches the root of the tooth and causes infection. Dr. Isharani will use the filling to replace parts of the tooth destroyed by decay. This will preserve your child’s tooth, and early treatment will prevent tooth loss and the need for a root canal.
Many parents assume cavities in baby teeth aren’t worth treating. However, once the infection reaches the root of the tooth, it can cause pain and sensitivity. It can also cause baby teeth to fall out earlier than they are supposed to, which means the adult tooth may grow in crooked and need further treatment.
Fillings are quick and painless
Dr. Isharani will apply a local anesthetic to ensure your child is comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the tooth is numbed, she will remove the decay from your child’s tooth with a dental drill and use dental bonding to fill the cavity and restore the structure of the tooth. A single cavity will take as little as 20 minutes to fill, and your child can resume normal eating within an hour of the treatment.
It is normal for patients to have anxiety before the procedure and during it. Dr. Isharani will communicate with your child throughout the process to ensure they feel comfortable, and she offers the option of sedation dentistry to help patients with severe anxiety remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
Pain and sensitivity in the tooth are signs of a problem, and you should seek treatment immediately. Call our office in Greensboro, NC, today at (336) 804-8668 to schedule an appointment for a white tooth filling and protect your child’s teeth from decay.