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
"My son has been going to Apple Tree Pediatrics for the last 2 years and this practice continues to treat us with kindness and grace! Everybody in the entire practice is so personable which in turns makes for such a comfortable experience. This dentist office has set itself apart from other practices because of the unique experience that the patients/families feel when they go to the office. I am so grateful that we found this practice and will continue to go until my child outgrows pediatrics. Cheers to Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry and continue to keep touching the lives of those around you."- L.P. / Google / Feb 16, 2021
"We went for our first visit today and jad a great experience. They mad everything gentle and low key for my little one with sensory issues. Two thumbs up!"- G.D. / Google / Feb 16, 2021
"Pediatric Dentistry is top level everything! From the moment you walk in you feel like family. I couldn’t imagine taking my son anywhere else."- A.H. / Google / Feb 12, 2021
"This was my kids' first dentist visit and it could not have gone better. My youngest is 19 months and my eldest is 3. Both the doctor and the hygeinest were incredibly kind, patient, and helpful in making this a positive experience for both of my kids. I had terrible experiences at the dentist as a child and I am so grateful they made this an honestly wonderful time for them. My eldest didn't want to leave! I highly recommend this practice if you're looking for a pediatric dentist in Gwinnett."- K.Y. / Google / Feb 03, 2021
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.
What To Expect
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.
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.
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.
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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