Pediatric Dental Fillings

in Maitland, FL

Did you know that dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease? At Maitland Pediatric Dentistry, we offer pediatric dental fillings to treat cavities and restore healthy smiles. Left untreated, tooth decay can progress, leading to complications and impacting your child's long-term oral health.

A joyful group of children running in a hallway, with one boy beaming after receiving dental fillings.

Prompt Treatment of Cavities Matters

Baby teeth, although temporary, play a critical role in your child's overall health. They aid in eating, speaking, and guiding the adult teeth to erupt in the correct position. If a baby tooth falls out prematurely due to extensive decay, the nearby teeth may shift toward the gap, leading to crooked teeth and problems with the bite. That usually translates into the need for orthodontic treatment later in life.

Cavities or "sugar bugs" can progress much faster in baby teeth than in adult teeth because the tooth structure isn't as dense. Seeking prompt treatment will prevent more significant problems down the road.

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Does Your Child Need a Dental Filling?

Left untreated, a cavity can grow and lead to pain or infection. A dental filling offers a quick and easy way to restore your child's healthy smile. It's important to note that every child has unique needs, and not all decayed teeth will require fillings. When it comes to the earliest stages of tooth decay, Dr. Aloise may recommend enhanced home oral health care and actively monitor the affected tooth to see whether intervention is necessary.

At Maitland Pediatric Dentistry, we use tooth-colored fillings made of a composite resin material to repair cavities with seamless results. The procedure involves numbing the area around the affected tooth and removing the decayed tooth structure. Next is cleaning the space, placing the filling material in the cavity, and shaping it to resemble a natural tooth. The last step is using a special light to harden the filling material. Once in place, your child's filling will look just like natural tooth enamel.

We are pleased to offer an alternative cavity treatment called silver diamine fluoride or SDF. Silver is an antimicrobial agent that destroys cavity-causing bacteria, while fluoride remineralizes the tooth enamel, reversing early decay and preventing cavities from getting worse. Together, the power cavity fighters stop tooth decay in its tracks, all without the needle, the drill, or sedation.

SDF is an excellent solution for some children with early decay in baby teeth, buying time until a child is ready to get a traditional filling or the tooth naturally falls out. It is helpful for very young children, those with extensive tooth decay, and children with special healthcare needs.

How We Help Your Child Relax During Treatment

We strive to ensure every visit is a calm, relaxed, and happy experience.
Here's what sets Maitland Pediatric Dentistry apart:

We're a Friendly,
Kid-Centered Team

Dr. Aloise and our team members love kids and work hard to make your child's time memorable and free of stress.

We Speak Your
Child's Language

We use kid-friendly language, turning toothbrushes into "Mr. Bumpy" and the dental drill into a sensational "water gun."

We Offer Happy Air for Calm Treatments

We offer nitrous oxide, or "happy air," if needed, to help your child feel calm and relaxed while getting outstanding dental care.

Your Child can Watch TV During Treatment

Your child will enjoy watching a favorite TV show while getting the best possible dental care!

We Have Treasure
Box Rewards

Your child will love our treasure box rewards - every visit ends on a delightful note!

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Pediatric Dental Fillings Near Me in Maitland, FL

If you see signs of tooth decay or a cavity, contact Maitland Pediatric Dentistry to schedule a consultation. Dr. Aloise will recommend the ideal solution to restore your child's healthy smile. Remember, healthy baby teeth pave the way for healthy adult teeth!

We invite you to call 407-398-0510 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!