Restorative Dentistry

Easy Dental Care

Pediatric Dentists & Family Dentists located in Gainesville, VA

Restorative dentistry aims to restore function and structure to chipped, infected, or cavity-filled teeth. At Easy Dental Care in Gainesville, Virginia, Hisham Merdad, BDS, DSCD, and Zuwena Abraham, DDS, provide restorations for children and adults looking to get their smiles back. The team at Easy Dental Care considers your comfort a high priority during any dental procedure. If you or your child need restorations, call to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online.

Restorative Dentistry

Easy Dental Care

When would my child need a dental restoration?

If your child has experienced tooth decay or suffered a mouth injury, Dr. Merdad may recommend fillings, crowns, or pulpectomies — pediatric root canals — to restore the infected or missing tooth. Pediatric dental restorations also help prevent further tooth decay and the need for future, more complex dental work.

Fillings are a very common recommendation for children’s teeth, as cavities are sometimes inevitable, even when your child has good brushing habits. Some teeth are simply prone to plaque and tartar buildup. Crowns can also help restore a child’s tooth that has a large cavity or strengthen a weak tooth.

  

Why does my child need a crown?

A missing or decayed tooth can lead to potential dental problems that cause your child pain and may interfere with their ability to speak or chew properly. A crown fits over a weak tooth or replaces a missing tooth to help prevent further decay and restore function.

Additionally, your child may need a crown for aesthetic reasons, especially if a permanent front tooth is missing or decayed. Crowns can do wonders for self-confidence at any age.

 

What happens during a pulpotomy?

A pulpotomy is like a partial root canal. If your child has a cavity that grows large enough to reach the tooth’s nerve, Dr. Merdad may need to remove part of the nerve in a procedure known as a pulpotomy. A pulpectomy removes the entire nerve.

During a pulpotomy, Dr. Merdad carefully cleans out the cavity and the affected or infected nerve. He sterilizes the nerve pulp and applies a medicine over the empty space in the tooth. Typically, he puts a stainless steel crown over the remainder of the tooth for added support and durability.

Leaving a deep cavity untreated instead of undergoing a pulpotomy can lead to a serious systemic infection, loss of the tooth, and other complications. If your child has a deep cavity that’s affecting the nerve, you should book an appointment at Easy Dental Care right away.

Dental restorations are beneficial for both children and adults. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking system to learn more.