No parent wants to see their child suffering with an abscess or painful tooth cavity.
Fortunately, recent advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to identify decay risks early and follow this with procedures designed to heal these areas before they need fillings.
State of the art techniques detect decay early
These days we have materials and techniques available to us allow us to detect advanced or irreversible cavities as soon as possible.
Early detection of cavities enables us to remove the decayed area before it progresses to a larger problems like root canal– therefore keeping the tooth as intact and as strong as possible. An added bonus to this is that by removing the decay early we reduce the chance of a toothache – nobody likes a toothache!
The dental benefits to children
The benefits of early decay detection are all things that children (and their parents) love:
- shorter and easier dental visits;
- less problems with the teeth in the future;
- the need for fewer dental visits;
- lower costs; and
- a beautiful healthy smile!
I will be following this dental blog post with a series of articles that look at different aspects dentistry for children and toddlers.