When cavities occur, here at Jungle Dental we make it our top priority to treat our young patients with care, gentleness, and patience. We pride ourselves on our ability to put our patients at ease as they receive the best treatment we can give.
We offer several restorative procedures to meet your child’s dental needs. Some of the restorative care procedures we perform include the following:
- Tooth Colored Fillings (Composite) – When cavity treatment is necessary or a fractured tooth occurs, the tooth will require a restoration to replace lost tooth structure removed by decay or fracture. Tooth colored fillings are the most esthetic material used to restore the tooth back to its natural appearance.
- Baby Nerve Treatment (Pulpotomy) – When decay becomes large and extends into the nerve, your child may experience pain. A baby nerve treatment is then necessary where the top portion of the nerve is removed that has been exposed to the decay. A medicine is then placed to protect the remaining pulp tissue in the canals. This procedure is done in order to prevent the unnecessary and untimely loss of baby teeth.
- Crowns – When a tooth has extensive decay or had a baby nerve treatment performed that requires removal of a large portion of tooth structure, a crown is used to completely cover the tooth to protect it from fracture and restore the tooth to its full function. A crown can be made of different materials such as stainless steel or composite.
- Extractions – Pediatric dentists strive to save teeth as much as possible. There are times, however, when removing a tooth is recommended. Teeth are removed for a wide variety of reasons including large decay that is unable to be restored, infection of the nerve tissue, orthodontic concerns and inability for primary teeth to exfoliate on their own.
- Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) – Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid clinically applied to control active dental caries and prevent further progression of the decay. While the ideal way to treat teeth with decay is by removing the decay and placing a restoration, this alternative treatment allows us to stop decay with noninvasive methods, particularly with young children that have baby teeth.
- Treatment with SDF will not eliminate the need for restorative dentistry to repair function or aesthetics but has been effective at prevention of further decay. Dental restorations may include but are not limited to dental fillings, root canal therapy, and/or crowns.
Whatever your child’s needs are, we are here to provide the expert care necessary to have your child’s smile restored to its natural beauty in no time!
Give us a call during regular office hours or you can easily request an appointment online!