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FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry

Your child’s physical health is important to you, and not something you should trust to just anybody. The same is true of your child’s oral health. Teaching children good habits young and decreasing their fear of visiting the dentist can go a long way toward improving their oral health and preventing dental issues such as gum disease.  Parents frequently have questions about pediatric visits to the dentist, and we have answers to some of those commonly asked questions.

Should I Fill a Cavity in a Baby Tooth?

It may seem like a waste when the tooth is going to fall out eventually, but any cavity found should be filled immediately. Baby teeth are still an important part of the child’s oral development. A cavity not treated may spread over time to other teeth and create various dental problems.

Should Baby Teeth Be Pulled?

Baby teeth should not be pulled because they hold the space for the adult teeth to come through. In certain emergency situations, it may be necessary to pull the baby teeth, but pulling them can affect the child’s chewing ability and speech development.

How Do I Handle Tooth Pain With My Child?

If the pain is minor, a simple over the counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen or Tylenol may be enough to handle the problem. If the pain persists and seems to be serious, it’s a good idea to schedule a visit with a dentist at Waterside Dental in North Port as quickly as possible. Nerve damage may cause extreme pain and is common after trauma has occurred. You’ll have peace of mind when you have a professional examine the tooth.

Choose Us As Your Family Dentist

It’s a big decision to determine who to trust with your child’s oral health, and we are proud to offer a calm, relaxing environment for every child that visits our office. If you have a dental emergency with your child or just need to schedule a regular exam, call our offices to schedule with an experienced dentist from Waterside Dental in North Port.