Kids Cavity Fillings in Sammamish, WA
Let’s face it, the most common ailment we see in children is a dental cavity. At our office though, we are on a mission to help parents and children prevent cavities with a solid oral hygiene routine. However, on occasion, your child may need a dental filling and we are the right office to fix the problem before it becomes bigger.
Our natural-looking fillings use a composite material, which replicates the color of a tooth’s enamel. The material is completely metal-free and mercury-free too! Dr. Jumani performs this procedure by numbing the tooth and applying the composite resin. He shapes the resin to fill the cavity and to fit your child’s natural bite. Once complete, the resin hardens and the function of the tooth is fully restored.
After the procedure, your Sammamish pediatric dentist provides advice on caring for the filling and how we can work together to prevent further cavities from taking shape.
Our natural-looking fillings use a BPA free composite material, which replicates the color of a tooth’s enamel. The material is completely metal-free and mercury-free too.
Dr. Jumani performs this procedure by putting the tooth to sleep (numbing drops), placing a special raincoat (rubber dam) on top of the tooth, cleaning the sugar bugs (cavity) out with the whistle brush (dental drill) and applying the tooth play-dough (composite resin). He shapes the resin to fill the cavity and to fit your child’s natural bite. Once complete, the resin hardens and the function of the tooth is fully restored.
Cavity Filling FAQs
How do I know if I have a cavity?
Routine dental examinations with age appropriate radiographs are the best way to diagnose a cavity. It’s a misconception that if there is no pain, there are no cavities. If a tooth starts aching or you see a large hole/discoloration on a tooth, it usually means that the cavity is already too large. Pain and sensitivity upon eating hot, cold or sweet foods is another indicator that there may be a cavity present in your tooth.
Do you need to fill cavities in baby teeth?
Baby teeth are important as they have a very crucial role to play in a growing child’s nutrition and speech. They also help guide the permanent teeth into place and have an integral role to play in the child’s self confidence and appearance in his/her growing years.
What will happen if a cavity is left untreated?
If a cavity is left untreated, it can grow in size, affect the nerve of the tooth, cause an infection and/or an abscess. If the cavity is too large, there is a possibility that the tooth may need to be extracted prematurely.
How long does a filling take?
The length of a filling appointment is dictated by a number of factors like patient age, number of teeth being fixed, and overall patient compliance. We understand that all children are unique in their own way and we try and customize and tailor each appointment to every specific child. Most appointments are completed within 45 minutes to an hour.
Nurture Kids is a full service pediatric dentistry offering:
Dental Exams | Oral Hygiene | Dental Crowns | Orthodontics | Sealants
Dr. Jumani also specializes in:
Emergency Pediatric Dentistry | Special Needs Dentistry | Sedation Dentistry