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Pediatric Fillings in Greer

Dental Fillings
Greer Dental Studio provides pediatric fillings in Greer, SC.
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Identifying and addressing cavities early can prevent the need for more complex and costly dental procedures.

If cavities are found before there has been significant decay, the tooth can be restored with a filling.

Once a tooth has a cavity, the decay will continue to spread unless the decayed area is removed and the tooth is properly restored. Leaving cavities untreated can lead to the need for more significant restorative procedures such as crowns, bridges, root canals, or dental implants.

Tooth Colored Fillings

While metal (amalgam) fillings used to be common, tooth-colored composite material is now the most recommended filling material. The composite material blends in with the natural tooth and is less noticeable than a metal filling. The tooth-colored filling is not as affected by heat and cold as the metal fillings, so the patient is less likely to experience temperature-related sensitivity.

Another important reason composite fillings have replaced amalgam fillings is that they do not use mercury, which was present in metal fillings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dental Fillings

How do I prepare my child for His or Her First Filling?
Talking to a child and preparing them for an upcoming dental appointment is very important. Explaining the procedure to the child helps them to be less anxious and nervous. Try to use simple words or language that the child can relate to while explaining the upcoming dental appointment. It is very important for the child to understand that the appointment or treatment is for their benefit and that there is no danger involved. Positive reinforcement is very important for a good dental visit.
What to expect when your child gets a filling
The dentist usually explains the procedure to the child and the parent. Dentists usually start by applying numbing topical gel and then administering local anesthetic. The dentist might also administer nitrous gas to help the child relax and calm down. The dentist then isolates the tooth and then prepares the tooth. This is followed by restoring the prepared tooth and adjusting the bite/occlusion. Post-operative instructions are then given, and the patient is dismissed.
Is tooth filling safe for kids?
Dental filling is a very common dental treatment for children, just like adults. Dentists usually use composite as a filling material. Restoring teeth with a filling helps prevent dental decay from progressing further.
What happens if you don't fill kids' cavities?
Untreated dental decay can progress and lead to complications that can even be life-threatening. It is ideal to treat dental decay at an early stage to prevent it from spreading into the nerve of the tooth, which then might need root canal treatment or extraction. Untreated dental decay on primary teeth can lead to abscesses/infections that can even affect the underlying permanent tooth or warrant premature extraction of these baby teeth. This can eventually lead to malocclusion due to the premature loss of a primary tooth.
Why does my kid get cavities so easily?
Dental decay is usually caused by a variety of reasons, including high-sugar diet, poor oral hygiene, low salivary flow etc. Discussing these various factors helps in identifying and mitigating caries.
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