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Are Dental Fillings Good For Kids?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Water's Edge Dental
Are Dental Fillings Good For Kids?Many people assume that dental problems with kids are not a big concern because their teeth will eventually fall off. Unfortunately, this is not true. You should ensure good oral care for your kid to prevent severe oral issues. For instance, you should treat your child's cavities just as you could with permanent teeth. A good way to address cavities in kids is through dental fillings. Dental fillings involve removing the decayed part of the teeth and replacing it with tooth-colored materials to prevent further damage. Learn why dental fillings are necessary for your kid's oral health:

Untreated Cavities Can Cause Toothache

Cavities are minor holes in the tooth. If left untreated, they can extend to the nerve tissues, causing unbearable pain. In severe cases, your child may experience extreme sensitivity when they consume something hot or cold. The good thing is that a dentist can fill the small openings with dental fillings to alleviate the pain and prevent nerve tissue exposure.

Prevents Infection

Untreated cavities can get larger and affect the deepest layers of the teeth, leading to infection. When the infection reaches the tooth's root, it can cause swelling and inflammation, and your child will likely experience tooth loss. The infection can also spread to the gums, neck, and other body parts. At this point, a pediatric dentist can recommend a root canal to remove the damaged part.

They may also suggest a temporary filling to allow the gums to heal and the nerves to calm down. After some time, the dentist will replace the temporary fillings with permanent ones to strengthen the tooth's structures. Do you want to enhance the smile of your child? Dental fillings are great options for children of all ages. Contact us online or visit our office for more information about dental fillings.

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