Fillings for ChildrenOur Princeton, NJ pediatric dentists want to help your child avoid tooth decay at all costs. Unfortunately, cavities are bound to happen from time to time. At Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry, we make getting a dental filling not-so-scary. In fact, we’re often able to create a positive environment for even the most anxious of children… even those with special needs.
A Focus on Prevention and Early DiagnosisUltimately, we aim to help your child prevent tooth decay through prophylactic visits, dental sealants, and good oral hygiene. But when decay does develop, we also strive to diagnose it early… so that it can be stopped or treated before it has a chance to spread.
Symptoms of Cavities in ChildrenPrimary (baby) teeth can decay at an alarmingly rapid rate. That’s why it’s essential to screen for cavities through extensive exams and low-radiation x-rays. In some cases, your child may also exhibit symptoms of:
- Tooth pain
- Food catching inside of his or her teeth
- Difficulty eating
- “Pimples” (abscesses) along the gums
- Visible discoloration of the tooth