A Dental Filling Can Often Treat a Minor Cavity

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Having a routine dental checkup administered twice each year by professionally trained pediatric dentist like Dr. Jennifer Morgan is a critical component of maintaining your child’s healthy mouth. This outpatient appointment is will remove plaque, tartar and other bacterial deposits from their pearly whites. The following dental exam will also identify any early signs of periodontal disease and tooth decay.

If we find an active cavity, we will help you understand your child’s possible treatment options. A tooth with a small cavity might be treated by applying a dental filling.

This will require a second appointment where we will numb the tooth and surrounding gums. At this point, we will carefully remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel and prepare the surface to receive the dental filling material.

There are two main types of dental fillings available at our practice, amalgam and composite fillings. We can help you determine which filling is most suitable for your child’s situation.

After installing the dental filling material will be applied and hardened with a special ultraviolet light. This will securely bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel to complete the treatment process and restore the basic function of the once affected tooth.

If you live in the Athens, Texas, area and you’re concerned that a cavity has developed on one of your child’s teeth, please call 903-675-0023 to have it examined and treated at DentalWorks. Our caring dentists, Drs. Boozer, Lindsey, Massey, Shuttlesworth, Airheart, and Flanders are ready to help your child achieve top-notch oral health.