Your child’s comfort is always important at a dental visit, and that includes comfortable care for cavities, should they occur. We have a child-friendly environment with dental tools suited for little ones, as well as a caring dental team who knows how to diagnose and treat your child’s dental needs.
Before we look at how a child’s cavity is removed, let’s look at the best ways to prevent that cavity from occurring!
Visit Your Pediatric Dentist Regularly
Every six months, a professional cleaning and check up looks for and prevents oral health problems from developing. During the cleaning process, special tools scrape away the built-up plaque and tartar, including any that form in areas difficult to reach with at-home brushing, such as the area between the teeth and under the gumline.
We look for any sign of gum issues or disease, as well as for a cavity. During your child’s appointment, we check for any such signs, and recommend any necessary treatment. We’ll examine and evaluate the development of your child’s teeth, and note any need for an early orthodontic intervention.
To protect your child’s teeth even more, we can also apply a treatment with fluoride to deter cavities and decay. This treatment strengthens teeth also. We also treat teeth with a sealant, a strong resin film applied over the cracks and crevices of molars. Sealant prevents bacteria, food, and plaque from entering those crevices and causing decay.
Another effective way to prevent decay is to demonstrate correct brushing and flossing techniques to your child. We can suggest healthy diet choices to prevent cavities, too.
But If a Cavity Should Occur…
We make removing the decay that causes a cavity as simple and comfortable as possible for your child. If your child has a small cavity, the first step is to remove the decayed matter from the tooth. Then, we’ll fill the hole left by removing it with a tooth-colored resin.
At our office, we offer laser dentistry. Utilizing a laser allows us to gently clean out most cavities without the need for using a drill or shots. It also allows us to work on multiple teeth in many areas of the mouth. Procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive for a more comfortable and superior treatment with less discomfort, fewer needles and less noise.
Ready to Learn More About Removing and Filling Your Child’s Cavity?
If you’re ready to learn more about removing and filling your child’s cavity, or to schedule an appointment, reach out to us today! We have offices conveniently located in Massapequa Park, Nesconset, West Islip & Northport, New York. We’re here to help you maintain and preserve your child’s dental health!