Pediatric Restorative Dentistry in Seattle
If your child has suffered from a recent dental injury, or their tooth has been damaged due to trauma or untreated cavities, our compassionate team at Seattle Kids Dentistry can help provide gentle treatment. Not delaying dental care is the best way to save your child’s tooth and prevent serious issues in the future. Children’s restorative dentistry helps relieve your child’s pain and protect their teeth going forward.
Many children (at least 20%) will have at least one cavity before they turn 18 years old. While our goal at Seattle Kids Dentistry is to shrink this number, cavities are a common dental problem in children that we treat frequently in our office. Cavities can be caused by a number of things, but poor dental habits, diets high in sugar, or genetics can all play a role in cavity development.
For cavities that are small and caught early, our office recommends pediatric fillings. Typically, our office will use a composite resin filling to treat your child’s cavities, but there are other materials that can be used as well, including porcelain and silver amalgam.
Pediatric Dental Crowns
If a cavity is severe or the tooth decay has begun to impact other teeth, our dentists may recommend a pediatric dental crown. A tooth-like sleeve, pediatric dental crowns help cap the injured or damaged tooth and prevent further decay from happening. In our office, we use stainless steel crowns that are custom fit to your child’s tooth. If an infection is present, your child may require a root canal prior to crown placement.
Schedule a Visit With Seattle Kids Dentistry
Restorative dentistry procedures and treatments can cause anxiety for some children. Our team goes above and beyond to create a comforting and relaxed environment in our modern office. In addition, we offer safe sedation techniques for those patients that are nervous. We are conveniently located in the heart of Seattle at the foot of Queen Anne Hill. Schedule your consult or appointment today.