Pediatric Dental Fillings in Costa Mesa, CA

Pediatric fillings are a common dental treatment for children who have cavities or tooth decay. At Little Roots Pediatric Dentistry in Costa Mesa, CA, our experienced dentists, Dr. Linda Ngo and Dr. Hannieh Hassani, provide high-quality composite fillings that are safe and effective for children.

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Why would my child need a pediatric filling?

If your child is dealing with a cavity, a filling is the best way to restore the tooth back to its natural health. It is essential to address cavities in children as soon as possible to prevent further damage to their teeth. Pediatric fillings not only restore the function of the affected tooth but also protect it from future decay. By getting pediatric fillings, you can ensure that your child's oral health is maintained and their smile remains bright and healthy.

Did you know…

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Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than 40% of children aged 2 to 11 years old.

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Composite Fillings

At Little Roots Pediatric Dentistry, we offer composite fillings that match the rest of your child’s bright, shining smile.

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The Benefits of Pediatric Fillings

Natural Appearance

Composite fillings are tooth-colored, making them blend seamlessly with the natural teeth. This ensures that your child's smile remains aesthetically pleasing, boosting their confidence.

Preservation of Tooth Structure

Pediatric fillings require minimal removal of the affected tooth structure, preserving as much healthy tooth as possible. This helps maintain the strength and integrity of the tooth.

Long-lasting Results

Composite fillings are durable and can last for many years with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. This means fewer visits to the dentist for repairs or replacements.

The Pediatric Fillings Treatment Process

Examination and Diagnosis

During the initial appointment, our dentists will thoroughly examine your child's teeth and identify any cavities or tooth decay. X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of the damage.

Tooth Preparation

The affected tooth will be prepared by removing the decayed portion and cleaning the area. Our dentists will ensure that your child is comfortable throughout the procedure by using local anesthesia.

Composite Filling Placement

The composite filling material will be carefully applied to the prepared tooth, layer by layer. Our dentists will shape and polish the filling to ensure a comfortable bite and a natural-looking result. The filling will be hardened using a special light.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

How long do pediatric fillings last?

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With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, pediatric fillings can last for many years. However, it's important to note that fillings may need to be replaced over time due to wear and tear or if new decay develops around the filling. Regular dental visits will allow our dentists to monitor the condition of the fillings and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

Are pediatric fillings painful?

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During the filling procedure, our dentists will use local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring that your child does not feel any pain. They will also take steps to ensure your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.

How can I prevent my child from getting cavities?

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Preventing cavities in children involves a combination of good oral hygiene practices and a healthy diet. Make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flosses daily, and visits the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Limit their consumption of sugary snacks and drinks, and encourage them to drink water instead.

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