Over time, plaque may cause tooth decay that results in small holes or cavities. If untreated, tooth decay may cause infection and loss of teeth. Such problems can be avoided with fillings. The dentist will remove the decayed parts of the tooth and “fill” it back in so that it will seem like a whole tooth again.
While fillings are used to treat mild tooth decay, more extensive damage may require a crown or root canal treatment. If the tooth is beyond repair, it may need to be extracted.
If your child has signs of tooth decay, call us today at 480-830-5466 to make an appointment.