Why Might My Child Need Restorative Care?
If your child has a damaged tooth or another serious oral health issue, they may need restorative dentistry. The most common reason for restorative care is tooth decay (cavities). Cavities typically require treatment with a dental filling or a crown. Restorative care is also sometimes necessary to treat teeth that have been chipped or damaged by dental trauma, like a slip and fall or another accident. The sooner your child gets treatment, the better, so get in touch and schedule a consultation at Treehouse Children's Dentistry today.
What To Expect From Treatment
Every situation is different. But if you’re wondering what will happen when you bring your child in to see the team at Treehouse Children's Dentistry for restorative care, we’ve got you covered. Read on, and learn more about the basics.
Oral Exam And Diagnosis
First, you’ll bring your child in for an oral exam and diagnosis from their dentist. Our team will get to the bottom of the issue, and make sure they understand the extent of your child’s tooth damage or other oral health condition.
In some cases, we may provide emergency care. But if your child’s issue is not an emergency that requires immediate treatment, they will typically be treated at a separately scheduled appointment after their initial oral exam is over.
Tooth Prep And Sedation
At your child’s next appointment, their dentist will begin by cleaning and numbing the treatment area, if necessary. We also offer sedation dentistry. This is a great option if your child is feeling nervous or uncomfortable about their treatment. With sedation, they can relax and get the care they need without feeling anxious.
Get The Care They Need
We offer a wide variety of treatments at our office, from simple fillings to pulpotomies, tooth extractions, and more. No matter what the issue may be, we’re here to help.
Depending on their treatment, your child may need to come back for a follow-up with their dentist. Make sure to come to all follow-ups so that their dentist can track their recovery and make sure everything looks great!
Preventing Further Damage
Most of the time, issues that require restorative treatment can be avoided. Our dentists can help. From preventive dentistry like fluoride or dental sealants to prevent cavities, to mouth guards for protecting your child during sports, we’ll make sure their teeth and gums are protected from future damage.
Common Restorative Procedures
At our office, we always practice conservative dentistry. This means we’ll always recommend the least-invasive, simplest, and most affordable treatment that’s right for your little one. Some of our restorative procedures include: