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If a cavity develops on your child’s tooth, it’s important to have the cavity treated quickly, before it becomes larger, more painful and creates more damage. While we may know this, we also know that a drill and a shot to numb the area doesn’t sound fun for adults, let alone kids. What if we told you we now provide no shots, no drills cavity repair in Glen Ellyn? It’s true! We now employ laser technology which allows fast, easy, pain free cavity repair. This technology is loved by parents, patients and pediatric dentists alike!
What is a Cavity?
A cavity is a small hole in your child’s tooth. It develops when acid and sugar attack the tooth’s protective outer covering called enamel. Brushing and flossing help eliminate the accumulation of sugar and acid but sometimes damage still occurs.
Cavities left untreated can spread deeper into the tooth and cause serious pain and discomfort for your child. This is why it’s so important to treat cavities quickly. Fillings replace the decayed portion of the tooth and protect against future damage.
Glen Ellyn Mercury-Free Fillings
Mercury fillings, also known as silver fillings or amalgam fillings, contain mercury, as well as other heavy metals like copper, silver, zinc, and tin. However, mercury is a highly toxic element linked to serious health consequences. Research shows that mercury fillings release mercury vapors every time a person chews, drinks a hot beverage, talks, or brushes their teeth.
Those vapors pass into the bloodstream and central nervous system, where they may cause serious health problems. In fact, common symptoms of mercury poisoning include frequent headaches, vision problems, sinus infections, exhaustion, and muscle weakness.
This is why DPD Smiles never ever uses mercury or silver fillings to repair cavities. Our team is devoted to ensuring the health, safety, and happiness of every patient, so instead of using dangerous mercury fillings, we use safe, mercury-free tooth-colored cavity fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, and sometimes referred to all white fillings, are perfect for children. They’re durable, resistant to fractures, and go undetectable when opening the mouth. We love to use tooth-colored fillings to repair cavities without any fear, stress, or pain.
Fixing Cavities with Laser Dentistry
Normally, filling a cavity with a tooth-colored filling requires anesthesia to numb the pain and a drill to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. But that’s not a very comfortable process for young children!
How do lasers remove tooth decay?
DPD Smiles is proud to treat cavities with Waterlase laser dentistry instead. This gentle way to remove cavities uses laser energy and the spray of water to remove decay without the heat, vibration, or pressure caused by dental drills. Better yet, it’s such an efficient process that a shot of anesthesia isn’t necessary.
It’s the quick, stress-free, painless filling experience every child, and adult, wants and deserves!
Call our office today to learn more about laser dentistry for cavities and the importance of a mercury-free dental office. You can always trust the DPD Smiles team to treat your child like our own!
We Accept Most Insurances!
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