If your child’s tooth has a cavity or experienced an injury, it is important to seek treatment, even on a baby tooth. Baby teeth help encourage healthy oral development and the proper eruption of your child’s permanent teeth. At Sunshine Smiles, our team is here to help with a compassionate, conservative approach to restorative care. We will always discuss every treatment option to ensure you choose what’s right for your child.
Treating Cavities with Composite Fillings
At Sunshine Smiles, our team will gently remove decay, clean the affected area, and use a composite filling to protect the tooth’s structure and restore its form and function. To preserve your child’s smile, we use a special tooth-colored, BPA-free composite that mirrors the natural appearance of your child’s tooth.
Protecting Damaged Teeth with Stainless Steel Crowns
For children with larger cavities or fractures in their baby teeth, stainless steel crowns are often a preferred treatment option. Stainless steel crowns are durable and can shield the remaining tooth structures from further decay.
Relieving Toothaches with Pulpotomies
If the pulp (nerve) of the tooth becomes infected, it can result in severe pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, even the loss of the tooth. During a pulpotomy or “baby root canal”, our will team disinfect and treat the tooth with an antibacterial medication in order to preserve the remaining healthy pulp and root of the tooth. To protect the tooth from further damage, a crown is also placed on the tooth.
If a tooth becomes seriously damaged or infected, it may be necessary to remove the tooth to prevent the spread of infection and ensure proper oral development. Rest assured, our team’s caring, child-friendly attitude, will make you feel comfortable knowing your child is in good hands.