A dental filling is a procedure used to restore teeth that have lost part of their structure, either to decay or trauma. A filling protects the tooth from further damage as well as restores strength to the damaged tooth.
Common signs your child may need a filling
- They experience sensitivity to cold or sugary food
- There is a visible hole in their tooth
- They have a sore tooth
Kids have a high pain threshold, when they complain of a sore tooth, a lot of time the decay has advanced
What dentist use to fill baby teeth
For baby teeth, dentists normally use fluoride releasing white filings. If infection / decay is within the tooth, simple fluoride releasing white filing is sufficient. Your dentist may need x rays if there’s signs of infection on the gum or the tooth.