What Happens if Your Child Has a Cavity?
If your child does have a cavity, there are numerous factors that can affect the length of restoration and treatment. Cavity treatment is determined by the filling type, amount of damaged tooth structure, placement of the diseased tooth area, chewing load, and severity of the decay. These factors determine how many visits are needed to treat the cavity.
Dr. Tiffany will go over all available treatment options with you and your family. The nature of the cavity and decided treatment will determine the cost and you will be informed of our estimate before the procedure.
We are able to offer your child nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia to help them be more relaxed. Most of the time we will be able to restore teeth with a tooth-colored bonded composite material. Teeth that have more advanced decay will require a full coverage restoration or stainless steel crown.
Some Tips for Cavity Prevention:
- Limit the frequency of snacks
- Encourage brushing, flossing, and rinsing
- Watch what your kids drink
- Avoid sticky foods that lay on the teeth for long periods of time
- Make treats part of meals
- Choose nutritious snacks