We are excited for the opportunity to welcome back our patients and staff! With everyone's safety in mind during this unusual time, we have taken great care in implementing a comprehensive set of new protocols to ensure the lowest possible risk of disease transmission that follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A comprehensive list of changes to our office can be found here.
We look forward to seeing everyone again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.
We hope it never happens, but unfortunately there are times when parents come to our office with a child and we need to look at tooth restoration options with them. Perhaps your child suffered from a facial injury that has resulted in tooth damage or loss, or perhaps a cavity was left untreated and has now decayed and is causing problems. Whatever the issue, we can help restore your child's smile back to its original state!
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Generally speaking, when we think of restorative dentistry, we don't think about children. But restorative dentistry, which is the prevention and treatment of disease or injury in order to restore a tooth to its best health, is not uncommon in children. In our office, we can assess your child's situation and determine what treatment options may be best for optimal oral health. Crowns and fillings are commonly used to repair damage caused by dental caries, or cavities, and are done right in our office. Dental sealants can also be applied right in our office and can help prevent further decay or bacteria growth.
In more severe cases when the decay has reached the nerve or the pulp of the tooth, we may need to perform a root canal or even extract the tooth. When the latter is the case, we will help your child's permanent teeth come in straight by fitting your child with space maintainers. These are also helpful if your child has suffered an injury that has resulted in tooth loss. If your child has their permanent secondary teeth already, we have other options for maintaining a healthy smile!
If your child is in need of restorative dentistry, please call our office right away. We will work together with you to make sure that your child's beautiful smile is healthy and will last a lifetime!