Cavity Treatment – Flower Mound, TX
Gentle Care for Little Cavities
About 96% of the US population has had at least one cavity, and a large portion of them occur during childhood. We do everything we can at KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics to prevent cavities, but when they do pop up, we’re more than ready to make them go away. Dr. Neil Dean has an entire range of services designed to stop decay and repair little teeth so they look and feel as good as new. If you believe that one or more of your child’s teeth need a little TLC, give us a call today for cavity treatment in Flower Mound, TX.
Why Choose KidSmiles Dental and Orthodontics for Cavity Treatment?
- Team Led by Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
- Skilled Team that Works with Children Every Day
- Dental Restorations Designed to Last & Look Natural
For small cavities, nothing makes them disappear faster than tooth-colored fillings. After removing the decayed enamel, we place composite resin in the space within the tooth, which is then hardened and polished. The material can be color-matched to your child’s smile so that the final restoration is virtually invisible, and because the resin is metal-free, your child won’t have to deal with temperature sensitivity like an old metal filling.
Kids can be rough and tumble and will sometimes chip their front teeth. To address this, Dr. Dean can build up the enamel using direct bonding. Using composite resin (the same that is used for fillings), he can sculpt the missing portion of the enamel so that a tooth looks as good as new.
If harmful oral bacteria is able to work its way past the enamel and reach the center of a tooth, it can infect the sensitive pulp inside, leading to a major toothache. Rather than simply extracting the tooth, Dr. Dean can just remove the damaged pulp while leaving the rest of the tooth intact, instantly stopping the pain while ensuring that a child’s oral development (and smile) remain unaffected.
If you've got an athletic kid who can't get enough of running across the court or field, it's important to protect their teeth just like you would their head. That's where a mouthguard comes in. While you can pick up a "one size fits all" option from a sporting goods store, we strongly recommend investing in a custom-made model that comes from our pediatric dental office! These appliances fit better, are more comfortable, and offer more effective protection against impacts.