Everything You need to Know about Pediatric Dental Restorations

Pediatric Dental Restorations Easy Dental Care

If your child is suffering from a tooth infection or has a damaged tooth, they need a dental restoration to fix the problem now and prevent worse problems in the future. Dental restorations repair the shape and strength of a damaged tooth and include everything from fillings to crowns and implants.

Some types of pediatric dental restorations

If your child needs restorative dental work, learning about the types of procedures we commonly provide at Easy Dental Care can prepare your child and make their dental visit less frightening. The most common types of pediatric dental restorations that we offer are fillings, crowns, and pulpotomies.

Fillings

A filling is the most common form of restorative dentistry, and the most common materials used in fillings are:

We typically use fillings made from synthetic resins, which bond to your child’s tooth. Composite resins are easily the most popular type since they are safe, and we can match the filling material to your child’s tooth color, making any sign of dental work discreet. At Easy Dental Care, pediatric dentist Dr. Hisham Merdad can ease your child’s fears as he cleans the cavity and bonds the resin.

Crowns

Dental crowns are protective caps that can repair or replace your child’s damage tooth. Crowns stop decay from worsening and restore the tooth’s strength, size, and shape.

We only use crowns that are ceramic-based or porcelain-based, because they have the most natural appearance.

Pulpotomy

A pulpotomy, sometimes called a baby root canal, is a procedure that can treat your child’s infected tooth. If your child has a tooth infection, they may experience:

A pulpotomy removes part of the pulp inside the tooth that contains the nerve. Unlike a root canal, which removes the entire nerve, a pulpotomy preserves the remaining tissue and nerve with a medicated dressing. Dr. Merdad treats the infection, sterilizes the pulp, and may protect the tooth with a crown, if necessary.

Why dental restorations are vital

Ongoing tooth infections can result in serious complications if left untreated, especially with children. Infections can spread, regardless of the origin, to other parts of the body. Children have a much higher risk of an infection spreading, so preventing further decay and stopping it early is very important.

Dr. Merdad understands that a trip to the dentist can be scary for your child, so he takes a different approach to make your child’s visit fun. He specializes in creating an individualized experience, and treats each child based on their personality.

To learn more about our pediatric dental restorations, schedule an appointment at Easy Dental Care today by calling or using our online booking tool.

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