Cavities can occur for many reasons, including dental hygiene habits, diet, and genetics. Even with the most diligent tooth brushing routine, your child may still develop a cavity. If Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham discover a cavity during an examination, we will usually recommend that a filling be used to restore the tooth and protect it from further decay. Failing to take preventative action such as a filling can lead to more severe dental problems and the need to extract the tooth. Dental fillings from Price Pediatric Dentistry will have your child smiling again in no time.
If our dentist determines that your child has a cavity, we will walk you and your child through the treatment process and answer any questions you may have. First, we will clean the teeth of any decay and disease in the cavity. Then, the dentist will carefully fill the cleaned out cavity with a special filling material in order to restore the tooth and protect it against more damage. There are different types of filling options, so you should discuss what type of filling is best for your child.
Once the cavity is filled, your child is free to return to your normal daily activities. While the tooth may be slightly sore afterward, the soreness should disappear quickly, and the repaired tooth will feel much better.
To learn more about dental fillings in Price, Utah, we encourage you to call our office today to speak with a member of our dental team.