Comfortable and mercury-free: Dental fillings for kids in Dothan, AL
Kids instinctively fear needles and the whine of a dental drill. Parents want their children to have white, attractive smiles that contribute to good overall health. Mercury-free dental fillings at No Needles Children’s Dentistry in Dothan, AL offer a solution for all these concerns.
Kids dental fillings without drilling in Dothan, AL
Tooth decay in children is a prevalent problem in this country. Some people believe that there is no need to treat toddler tooth decay, since baby teeth are eventually lost. That perspective, though, is uneducated and inhumane. Primary teeth are placeholders, helping adult teeth come in strong and straight. Meanwhile, kids need healthy teeth to eat properly, develop normal speech patterns, smile confidently, and remain pain-free.
Dr. Nathan Pfister and Dr. Brian Pfister take a gentle approach to treatment of cavities, with a micro air abrasion technique. Using this instrumentation, a fine, carefully-controlled stream of microscopic particles and water is directed at the tooth. Decay is removed and healthy tooth structure is prepared to receive a filling.
Advantages of no-drill filling preparation include:
- Comfort – injections of local anesthetic are usually not needed.
- Less time in the chair, with no waiting for numbness to set in.
- No hum, vibration, heat, or smell from drilling.
- Multiple teeth can be treated in one visit.
- Maximum tooth structure is preserved with this precise method.
- Less risk of nerve trauma, chips, or fractures.
- Reduced jaw strain.
Once a decayed tooth is prepped, it is restored with composite resin bonding. This material matches natural dentition, so the filling is virtually invisible. Modern composites are very strong and durable, so even molar cavities can be repaired in this manner.