Children suffer disproportionately from cavities that are caused by tooth decay from harmful bacterias and acids. The cavities are holes in the center of your child’s tooth that expose the more sensitive areas susceptible to infection. Infection and decay could even lead to bigger problems such as tooth loss. To prevent the decay from spreading further, we put fillings in their teeth to fill these gaps and defend against harmful substances.
Though children’s teeth are going to come out at some point anyway, they serve a vital function in growing mouths by serving as placeholders and teaching the proper functions of speaking and chewing. Losing these teeth now could cause alignment issues down the road as their permanent teeth begin to grow. We use a restorative filling to help protect the integrity of these teeth.