comfortable, anxiety-free fillings
Solea laser dentistry
Solea dental laser takes the place of a dental drill in most of the procedures we offer at Kingstowne Dental Specialists. We are dedicated to the comfort of our patients, and the Solea Laser makes many treatments more enjoyable and even pain-free. With the Solea Laser, patients receive much faster treatment, heal quickly, and enjoy a pain-free procedure. This is because Solea uses a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated technology to perform gentle dental procedures from simple cavities to complex surgeries. Call us today to learn more about treatment with Solea and discover how it can enhance your child’s experience in our office.
Treat Damage and Decay
Gentle Restorative Dentistry in Kingstowne
Even when you do your best to care for your child’s teeth, cavities can still develop. Proper restorative care is essential for protecting your child’s oral health and ensuring that tooth decay does not affect their oral development. At Kingstowne Dental Specialists, Dr. Courtney offers gentle pediatric dental care in a warm environment to ensure that your child is comfortable on their journey back to optimal dental health.
If your little one develops a cavity, we offer composite fillings to get them back to optimal oral health and protect their smile from further damage. During this fast, effective treatment, Dr. Courtney will remove any damaged material and replace it with a tooth-colored filling to restore the structure and aesthetics of your child’s smile. If you suspect that your little one has a cavity, schedule an appointment today to get the care your child needs!
Protect Teeth From Decay
Stainless Steel Crowns
If your child has a serious cavity in a baby tooth, a stainless steel crown may be the best way to protect the tooth until it falls out naturally. This ensures that the eruption of the permanent teeth will not be affected by complications related to premature tooth loss. Dental crowns offer superior protection and prevent further damage and decay. Though stainless steel crowns are gray in color, they are the ideal way to treat serious cavities in younger children since their baby teeth will fall out naturally.
Treating Infected Teeth
If tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to a painful infection. Pulpotomies, which are also sometimes called “baby root canals,” are the preferred method of treatment for infected teeth. During the procedure, a small opening is made in the tooth and the infected tissue is removed. Then, antibacterial medication is used to disinfect the remaining tooth pulp, preserving it and restoring it to health. Finally, the tooth is capped with a filling or stainless steel crown to protect the structure from further damage.
Removing Damaged Teeth
Basic Tooth Extractions
Tooth removal is always a last resort for children. Dr. Courtney will always attempt to save an infected or damaged tooth before recommending an extraction. Basic extractions only take about 5 minutes, and we use powerful numbing agents as well as sedation if needed to keep your child comfortable throughout the entire process.
Dr. Courtney will clean and numb the area, then use specialized dental tools to extract the tooth. If needed, a space maintainer may placed, often at the same visit. Space maintainers are used to keep the surrounding teeth from shifting toward the empty space, which can impede the development and eruption of your child’s permanent teeth.