No one loves the thought of having to get a cavity filled, but at Frisco Dental Associates, we make this process as painless as possible. For children, pediatric dental fillings are necessary to preserve and protect the primary (baby) tooth until it is replaced by the adult tooth. Sometimes parents ask if a filling is necessary since the primary tooth is eventually going to fall out. While it’s true that these teeth are temporary, they still serve vital functions in:
- Holding space for the adult tooth
- Promoting proper development for the jaws
- Aiding in speech development
Remember, some of these primary teeth do not fall out until your child is 10 or 12—that’s a long time to go without a tooth if your child is currently only in the preschool years.
Pediatric dental fillings treat cavities on a child’s teeth. Dental fillings can also be used to treat cracks or chips in teeth. The purpose of a dental filling by a pediatric dentist is to fill an area that has become sensitive due to decay. If you are looking for pediatric dental fillings in Frisco, TX because your child is experiencing tooth pain, schedule an appointment at Frisco Dental Associates.