Repair Damaged Teeth
If your child’s tooth has been damaged by decay or an oral injury, it is important to restore it as soon as possible, even if it’s a primary tooth. The primary teeth help encourage healthy oral development, and the proper eruption of your child’s permanent teeth. At Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a full suite of restorative treatments for your little one. With a caring and child-friendly approach to dentistry, and sedation available to all patients, we ensure that you and your child feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
Recovering from Tooth Decay
Composite fillings can restore decayed teeth and strengthen tooth structure after damage from a cavity. During this common procedure, decayed tooth structure is removed, and your child’s tooth is restored using a special tooth-colored composite. This composite filling mimics the natural appearance of your child’s tooth, making it a good alternative to traditional mercury-amalgam fillings, which can cause discoloration and may require the removal of more tooth structure.
Protecting Damaged Teeth
Stainless Steel Crowns
If your child’s tooth has been cracked or damaged, or if it is severely decayed, a crown may be required to protect the remaining tooth tissue. Dr. Julie will gently remove any infected material in your child’s tooth, and attach a crown to cover its chewing surface and protect the remaining tooth structure.
“Baby Root Canals"
Pulpotomies are also called “baby root canals,” because they are performed on primary (baby) teeth that have been damaged by decay. When the nerve pulp of the tooth becomes infected, it can result in severe pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, even the loss of the tooth. During a pulpotomy, Dr. Julie removes any infected nerve pulp tissue, then disinfects and treats the remaining pulp with an antibacterial medication to preserve the rest of the pulp and the root of the tooth. To finish the treatment, a crown or filling is placed to protect the tooth from further damage.
Restore Your Child’s Smile
Contact Our Team Today!
The proper restorative care is necessary to repair a cavity or a damaged tooth and make sure that your child’s smile is preserved for years to come. If you suspect that your child may have a cavity or an infected tooth, or if they require other restorative treatment, contact us as soon as possible. The sooner your child gets restorative treatment, the better the outcome will be. Contact the team at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry now at (781) 205-1124, or stop by our office at 3 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050.