How common are cavities in children?
Dental cavities are a common oral problem among children that develop when bacteria erode tooth enamel. At Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA, board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Jeni Kong uses tooth-colored fillings made with composite resin to fill cavities and protect damaged teeth.
"My daughter has only had two cleanings at Apple Tree, but it has been a wonderful experience! The office is neat, clean, and attractive with plenty of things to keep little ones occupied while they are waiting at every stage of the visit. The staff is friendly, informative, and happy to answer any questions you have concerning your child’s dental habits and development. We love Apple Tree!"- J.D. / Facebook / Aug 30, 2019
"Such a luxury dental experience for my big boy! The staff was beyond delightful and, I truly appreciate them all making him and myself feel so comfortable! The decor is amazing and definitely kid friendly! Would definitely recommend!"- B. / Google / Jul 02, 2021
"Very clean, very professional, nice, caring, and friendly staff. I’ve been bringing my girls here for about 3yrs now and I’ve never had any problems, issues, or complaints! Good, quality service."- S.W. / Google / Apr 14, 2021
"We came to Apple Tree after a long day at school/work and everyone was so pleasant! Who would ever think that coming to the dentist would be like a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend this office."- S.C. / Google / Mar 31, 2021
"I took my son to Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry for his first appointment. The entire staff was friendly and efficient, and they made my son feel very comfortable! I would definitely recommend this dentist!"- A.M. / Google / Mar 15, 2021
does my child need a filling?
Dr. Jeni uses composite resin tooth-colored fillings to restore and rebuild tooth structure damaged by decay. Composite resin is a versatile material that may be used to treat other issues with your child's teeth, such as chipped teeth, broken teeth, or enamel that has been worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the material is tinted to blend with the surrounding teeth, tooth-colored fillings may be placed on the back and front teeth for a natural-looking appearance.
how does a dentist perform a filling on a child?
Receiving a filling at Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry is typically an easy process. The treatment area will be numbed to help your child feel comfortable. Often times, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is administered to help relax the child and to provide a comfortable experience.
how to care for your child's fillings
Your child can resume normal daily activities once the tooth-colored filling is complete, but they may notice a sensitivity to cold and hot food and beverages for a few days. You can give your child nonprescription pain relief medication to address any discomfort; however, they shouldn't experience any serious problems. If your child reports that the filling seems uneven when biting down, please call us so that we can get them back in to adjust the bite. Your child's filling should be cleaned by following a regular home care routine that includes daily flossing and brushing. During your child's annual dental exam, Dr. Jeni will check the filling to determine if it should be replaced or repaired.
does insurance cover children's fillings?
Composite resin fillings are a standard treatment for dental cavities that are typically covered, at least in part, by insurance. A team member will talk to your dental insurance company to understand your child's coverage so we can calculate any personal cost. If your child does not have dental insurance, our knowledgeable staff will go over the payment methods accepted by our office and can provide information on medical financing.
can children get Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Dental cavities are common occurrences, but it is crucial to have them treated before they develop into larger oral health concerns. At Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA, small areas of tooth decay may be treated with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Jeni will make sure to match the shade of your child's teeth to create a seamless, healthy grin. If you think your child may have tooth decay, contact us today to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Jeni.
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