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Dental Fillings For Kids

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Treat Cavities With Tooth-Colored Fillings

Kids Tooth Team specializes in gently restoring cavities for children at our convenient Kyle location. If your child has tooth pain indicating potential decay, please contact us right away to schedule an evaluation. We take a kid-friendly approach to provide the necessary care for addressing any issues to protect your little one’s smile.

What Are Cavities?

Cavities, also called tooth decay, are damaged areas on teeth where enamel and dentin have broken down. They stem from acidic byproducts when oral bacteria accumulate from inadequate hygiene. Over time, these acids degrade the protective enamel layer, forming vulnerable soft spots that progress into cavities. Cavities seriously jeopardize dental health, potentially causing premature tooth loss, infections and other issues if left untreated. Contact Kids Tooth Team right away if decay is suspected so we can quickly restore your child’s smile.

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Using Laughing Gas For Anxious Kids

Children frequently feel nervous about their first cavity filling since the process seems frightening and unfamiliar. Kids Tooth Team provides sedation dentistry with laughing gas to ease anxieties. By breathing a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a nose mask, young patients are able to relax into a comfortable state that allows our Kyle pediatric dentists to restore teeth despite initial hesitations. Sedation transforms once-scary dental visits into positive experiences.

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FREE Second Opinions!

We love welcoming new folks ‘round these parts. If you’re planning your first visit, be sure to take advantage of our new patient special. With a free second opinion consultation, we’ll make sure your little one gets started off on the right foot at our office.

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The Filling Process

Here’s a quick breakdown of the filling process so you know what to expect from your child’s filling appointment:

  • Numbing & Sedation — We begin by gently cleaning the area then administering numbing medication to ensure your child is comfortable throughout the procedure. Laughing gas can further relax anxious patients.
  • Preparing the Tooth — Decayed enamel is carefully removed by our dentist using a dental drill, exposing healthy tooth underneath. This eliminates damaged sections down to solid structure.
  • Building the Filling — Layers of tooth-colored resin material are applied to fill the prepared cavity, sculpting and curing with a UV light until perfectly contoured. Bite alignment gets checked before finishing.
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Preventing Cavities

Follow these steps to prevent cavities in your child's teeth:

  • Maintain At-Home Oral Hygiene — Ensure your child is brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and that they're flossing at least once a day before bedtime. Limit sugar intake from food and drinks.
  • Visit The Kyle Dentist Every 6 Months — Kids Tooth Team conducts thorough examinations at regular cleanings to assess dental health, identify potential issues early and apply preventive treatments like sealants or fluoride as needed.
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