Loose Teeth FAQ
What will happen if I leave my child’s cavity untreated?
Even if the cavity is on a baby tooth, it will still need to be treated in order to prevent further damage to your child and have their teeth develop correctly. Not treating the cavity could result in the loss of the tooth, dangerous infections of the tooth and/or the surrounding structures, compromise of the associated permanent teeth, or other teeth developing decay.
Do composite fillings hurt?
Not generally! We’ll administer numbing medication to your child’s mouth to ensure their comfort. Occasionally, new fillings will exhibit mild sensitivity after original placement. If you experience this, please call our office so that we can evaluate your child if necessary. Cavities themselves often cause pain, and a filling is ultimately the best way to relieve that pain.
How long does a filling treatment take?
A single, simple filling will usually take around 30 minutes. Most cavities will require just 1 appointment at our office!
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still treat their cavity?
In most cases, we can perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. Our Charlottesville cavity dentists are experienced and enjoy working with kids who have Special Needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.
We’ll do our best to help your child relax so they can receive the dental care they need. In some cases, we will recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options.