Charlottesville Composite Fillings For Children
Call (434) 817-1817 to schedule an appointment for your child.
Do You Believe Your Child Has a Cavity?
Tooth decay is a fact of life for children and adults alike. And while it may seem counterintuitive to fix a cavity for a baby tooth since it will eventually fall out, it is still incredibly important to treat cavities as they develop. Dental caries, the underlying disease process that causes tooth decay and cavities, is the most prevalent health condition in children in the US.
When cavities are not fixed, your child could experience bone loss in their jaw, oral health developmental issues, and a range of other potential problems.
At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we’re here to help your child develop a smile that will last a lifetime. We perform fillings for children of all ages and look forward to working with you as a parent or guardian to help treat your child’s cavity. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Have you noticed one of the following with your child?
- Dark spot on the tooth
- Pain while biting and chewing
- Tooth sensitivity with hot or cold temperatures
- Discomfort around their mouth, face, jaw, or ears
“I absolutely love this place! The staff is outstanding with my children, always goes Above and Beyond to make sure that they’re happy and comfortable. We’ve never left there without Smiles on all of our faces! Couldn’t ask for a better Dental/Orthodontic office! Highly recommend them.”
– Kara B.
Treating Cavities at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
A cavity is a hole that has developed in your child’s tooth due to tooth decay. Decay is formed when bacteria that lives in your child’s mouth wears away the enamel of your tooth. This decay can be caused by insufficient oral hygiene, infrequent professional cleanings, a sugary diet, sharing of silverware/cups/binkies/etc. between family members, or genetics.
Cavities do not go away on their own. They must be treated to ensure that the decay does not spread, infecting a tooth and potentially leading to more serious dental problems, such as bone loss, a tooth infection, or loss of the tooth.
Charlottesville Composite Fillings Treatment
Generally, cavities are identified during an oral exam and cleaning. We’ll then schedule a filling treatment. During treatment, we’ll clear away all of the decayed material from the tooth and fill the space with filling material. This will stop decay in its tracks and protect your tooth from further damage.
We Accept Most Insurance & Medicaid
We believe every child should have access to the best dental care possible. We proudly accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental
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.
Learn More About Our Complete Offering of Dental Services
Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)
Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM
Phone: (434) 260-6836
Fax: (434) 817-1819