Get A Cavity Treatment for Kids from Elizabeth H Guerrero DDS

CavityWe offer a cavity treatment for kids that will restore your child's tooth, even after decay begins to occur. Cavities happen so frequently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has labeled them a serious infectious disease. Cavities account for more days missed from school than most all other health problems, besides the common cold and flu.

Thus, it is critical that you take your child to our dentist office for regular cleanings and examinations. Any form of delay can result in a higher risk of tooth decay.

Why Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams Are Important for Your Child

Regular visits will prevent cavities from forming and also allow us to identify any cavities early so that the treatment can be over quickly and efficiently. The sooner we treat the cavity, the better chance we have of preventing it from spreading to other teeth in the child's mouth. Therefore, if your child complains of a toothache or that their mouth hurts, take them seriously. It may be a cavity, so scheduling an examination is in their best interest.

Steps in a Cavity Treatment for Kids

How we proceed will depend on the extent of the decay, the age of your child and their comfort level with receiving dental work. In general, here are some of the necessary steps.

Examination

We will need to start by examining your child' teeth so that we can determine if they have a cavity and the extent of said cavity.

X-rays

If there are large or extensive amounts of decay, we may also want to take X-rays. This allows us to see how far the decay is spreading inside the tooth and if there is an infection. Essentially, we need to understand the full extent of the problem to ensure that we do not leave any decayed or infected areas behind.

Preparation

We will prepare your child by placing a bib around their neck and showing them the tools that we will be using.

Numbing

To ensure their complete comfort, we will numb the area around the tooth we will be working on during the procedure. This way, the child will not feel anything while we treat their cavity. They will still hear the noise of everything but the process will be comfortable and over before they know it.

Removing the decay

We must remove all decayed portions of the tooth to ensure that it does not continue to spread and cause damage. We will complete this step as quickly as possible.

Cleaning the area

We will then need to thoroughly clean the area of decay and debris before we can fill it.

Placing a filling

We use tooth colored fillings whenever possible so that they blend in with your child's natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that they had dental work done and the restoration will look natural.

Visit Our Clinic

Call our dental office and schedule an appointment for a cavity treatment for kids. Time is of the essence since tooth decay will spread if left untreated. We want your child to be as comfortable as possible and we are sure that you do too. Early dental appointments and ongoing preventative care can help to make this possible.

So... For more information or to schedule an appointment with Elizabeth H Guerrero DDS,request an appointment in our Baton Rouge dental office here: https://dentistrybatonrouge.com. Or call us at (225) 360-3914.

Recent Posts

What You Need To Do If You Crack A Tooth

After cracking a tooth, you are likely wondering what the cause is and how you can treat it.  Stay calm, collect yourself, pick up the phone and call the dentist. An oral health professional will analyze the cracked tooth to determine if it is indeed cracked and what repair options are available.There are different types…

Healthy Teeth Need More Than Brushing

We can restore teeth that have been damaged in an accident or have become infected. We have a variety of ways to do so including crowns, bridges, and more.Dental RestorationsAt Elizabeth H Guerrero DDS in Baton Rouge, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our professional staff aims…

Don't Be Afraid To Smile In Photos!

Restorative dentistry allows us to restore damage to teeth including teeth that are knocked out, cracked, chipped, broken and more. We will restore your teeth to a functional and natural-looking state.Restorative DentistryAt Elizabeth H Guerrero DDS in Baton Rouge, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our professional…

A Smile Makeover Can Fix Your Smile After An Accident

If you have been in an accident that has damaged your teeth, a smile makeover can restore your smile. Whether you have cracked your tooth or lost your tooth, a smile makeover could be just what you need to correct the damage. We offer many techniques that will greatly improve your smile including, but not…


Recent Posts

Emergency Dentistry: How To Handle An Emergency While Under Lockdown For CoronaVirus (COVID   ) Disease

Emergency Dentistry: How To Handle An Emergency While Under Lockdown For CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Disease

Routine dental care may be on hold, but you might wonder about emergency dentistry. If you have a dental emergency, you can still get the care you need. This is even more the case if you have a life-threatening issue, such as an infection. Read on to learn more about what to do if you…

When Does A General Dentist In Baton Rouge Recommend A Bridge?

When Does A General Dentist In Baton Rouge Recommend A Bridge?

Wondering when a general dentist would recommend a bridge for their patients? A healthy mouth is one that has all its teeth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, there are actually several negative consequences of missing some or all of your teeth. Common missing teeth problems include difficulty chewing, difficulty pronouncing certain words and…