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Dental Fillings for Kids in San Antonio, TX

When not addressed, the slightest bit of decay can cause discomfort and spread to other parts of the tooth. If your child has complained about toothaches or pain, they may need a tooth filling to treat a cavity. At Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry, our team can perform the treatment for a tooth-colored filling that will leave your child with a cavity-free natural-looking smile! To schedule a visit with our friendly team, please get in touch with our office!

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Do kids get fillings for cavities?

When tooth decay is present, and your child experiences uncomfortable symptoms, our Tots to Teen Pediatric Dentistry team may recommend a pediatric dental filling. While your child’s baby teeth aren’t permanent, the baby teeth still pave the way for a successful future in your child’s oral health. Dental fillings for kids will be determined by how long their tooth will take to fall out and how large the cavity is. However, it is always best to preserve baby teeth with pediatric dental fillings while adult teeth develop.

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Should you put fillings in baby teeth?

Though baby teeth will eventually fall out, dental fillings for kids are still highly recommended and encouraged. Pediatric dental fillings preserve the teeth, and treating the decay can help maintain the child’s oral health and development. Untreated cavities can be painful and spread decay to permanent teeth or surrounding teeth. Our team will determine whether or not a pediatric dental filling is right for your child.

How do pediatric dentists fill cavities?

Dental fillings for kids are similar to a standard dental filling process. When your child visits our office for a filling, we’ll make sure your child is comfortable and at ease. Our team is gentle, but dental sedation may be helpful if your child struggles with dental anxiety. Once settled in the dental chair, our San Antonio pediatric dentist will drill and remove the decayed area of the tooth. A tooth-colored resin will then be placed to fill in the space where the natural tooth once was, and your child will be able to return to normal activities!

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