Kids are not always the best at brushing their teeth. Often they miss hard-to-reach areas in their mouths, eventually resulting in cavities that need to be repaired before major damage sets in. Traditionally, the only way to treat a cavity was the “drill-and-fill” method using a silver metal filling. Only offering that approach does not give you or your child any options.
Today, there are excellent restorative alternatives to a silver filling. Dr. Susan and the team at Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry can give your child:
- ICON “No-Drill” Dental Fillings – The ICON system is a major breakthrough in treating early-stage cavities. If we catch tooth decay soon enough, we can use this innovative treatment that doesn’t require any drilling or removal of healthy tooth structure. We simply apply the filling material to the tooth, and it penetrates the enamel to repair the decay. This treatment can also eliminate white spots on teeth that stand out and cause embarrassment.
- Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings – If tooth decay is more advanced, we will need to place a filling to repair the damage. However, rather than an unsightly and potentially unhealthy metal filling, we use white composite fillings made from tiny particles of glass and plastic. Not only do these fillings blend in with the rest of your child’s teeth, but they also require less removal of healthy tooth material to place.
If local anesthetic is required, we use The Wand®. This method lets us numb a single tooth without using a large and painful syringe, which can be a frightening experience for a child.
We believe in giving our patients options for their dental fillings in Woodinville, WA. Call Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry today at 425-800-0578 to schedule an appointment for your child. You can also make an appointment online.