A filling is a way to repair a tooth which has cavities and has been damaged by decay. To restore the tooth back to its normal function and shape, your dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. Fillings also help close off spaces in your teeth where bacteria can enter, and thus can prevent further decay. The type of filling materials depends on a number of factors including the extent of the repair required, where in your mouth the filling is needed and the cost. Your dentist will discuss the options with you after assessing the nature and degree of cavities and infection.
Painless treatments with nitrous oxide.
It is understandable for anyone, especially little children, to feel nervous about a dental visit. Some children can get anxious or even fearful of certain dental procedures. Nitrous Oxide gas can provide a safe and effective method to help reduce a child’s pain and anxiety during a dental procedure. It does not make your child feel overly drowsy, they are simply relaxed, happy and comfortable. Children recover quickly from the effects of nitrous oxide, once their treatment is completed. If your child needs nitrous oxide, our doctors will discuss the process and what to expect so both you and your child can feel completely comfortable and prepared for the treatment.
Your child needs regular dental check-ups.
It is very important for kids to get regular dental check-ups. Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. Ignoring cavities can lead to infections, and serious health problems. During your child’s regular dental visit, we also check their overall dental health, growth and alignment of teeth, and help them adopt healthy habits. We at Skin ‘n Smiles are very experienced in paediatric dental cases, and make sure to provide the best level of comfort and care to our young patients!