Childhood cavities are very common. At Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry in Riverside, California, experienced dentist Irene Zaki, DDS, and her team treat cavities with fillings to restore your child’s teeth and beautiful smile. Depending on the situation, a baby root canal or crown may be needed instead. At the first sign of tooth decay, book an appointment with Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry by phone or online to find out if your child needs a filling.
A filling is a noninvasive dental restoration that repairs and fills cavities in children to prevent further tooth decay and serious oral health problems. Getting a filling is a common, routine dental procedure Dr. Zaki and her team offer at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry.
To find out if your child has tooth decay or damage requiring a dental filling, the Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry team cleans their teeth, examines their mouth, and takes digital X-rays. Signs your child might need a filling include:
In the case of minor tooth damage or a small cavity, Dr. Zaki may recommend a filling. If your child’s cavity is more severe, they may need a crown to restore the tooth’s function and appearance and protect it from future damage.
When receiving a filling, your child lies down in a comfortable dental chair and can watch a movie if they’d like. Dr. Zaki cleans their teeth, removes decay, and fills the tooth with special dental materials that harden to form a filling.
The procedure is fast and painless, with no downtime. Dr. Zaki can apply multiple fillings during one appointment.
After getting a filling at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry, help your child care for their teeth at home by:
Attend routine dental cleanings at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry every three to six months to help prevent tooth decay or treat it early before complications develop. Dr. Zaki and her team offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth from cavities.
At the first sign of dental decay, book an appointment with Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry team to find out if a filing is right for your child.