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How to treat tooth decay in children


The treatment of cavities in children can vary according to the degree of progress of the disease and the age of the child. In our dental clinic, we have highly qualified professionals in pediatric dental care and offer different treatment options to give your children the best possible care. Below we present the main options of How is it treat tooth decay in children:

1. Dental fillings (fillings):

When the decay has affected a significant part of the tooth, the dentist can recommend making one dental filling This procedure consists of the removal of the affected dental tissue and the reconstruction of the tooth structure using filling materials such as composite resin or amalgam. Dental fillings help restore the function and aesthetics of the affected tooth.

2. Pulpotomy:

In cases where the decay has reached the dental pulp, the inner tissue of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels, it may be necessary to perform a pulpotomy. This procedure consists of the partial removal of the affected dental pulp and the subsequent sealing. Pulpotomy is performed on baby teeth and aims to preserve the function and integrity of the tooth until its natural replacement occurs.

3. Dental crowns:

In situations where caries has caused a significant damage and weakening to the dent, the dentist may recommend the placement of a dental crown. the dental crowns they are restorations that completely cover the affected tooth, providing it with protection, resistance and adequate function. There are different types of dental crowns, such as stainless steel or porcelain, and the dentist will determine which is best for the child.

4. Tooth extraction:

In cases of advanced tooth decay, where the tooth is severely damaged and cannot be saved, a tooth extraction may be necessary. The extraction is done carefully and under local anesthesia to ensure the child's well-being and comfort. After extraction, it is important to consider restorative options, such as spacers, to maintain adequate space for the permanent tooth that will eventually erupt.

It is essential to emphasize that the treatment of caries in children must be carried out by professionals trained in pediatric dentistry. They have the right knowledge, experience and techniques to provide children with safe, effective and minimally invasive dental treatment.

In addition to dental treatment, it is important to remember that the prevention is key in the fight against tooth decay. We leave you a blog post about these preventive measures mentioned, such as proper brushing, healthy eating and regular visits to the dentist, you can help prevent the appearance of new cavities and maintain the oral health of your children.

At the our dental clinic, we are committed to children's dental care and provide a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, treatment and education so your children can enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.