Does your child have a toothache? They may have a cavity. If you want to get your kid out of pain fast, visit Dentistry for Children for a pain-free tooth filling! So you can spend less time driving, we have three dental office locations in Salt Lake County, one each in Sandy, UT, Murray, UT, and West Valley, UT. At all three, our highly trained team provides an array of gentle restorative dentistry options to repair damaged teeth in your little ones’ smiles!
Advanced Dental Technology For Comfortable Care
If you remember getting a cavity cleaned out and filled as a child, you may be asking yourself how we can possibly make the process pain-free. The short answer is: modern dental technology and techniques. We stay ahead of the curve through continuing education to provide the best dental care possible for your children. We have also invested in some of the most cutting-edge dental tools available to make treatments more pleasant and exact!
One especially innovative device our pediatric dentists use to perform tooth fillings is our Solea CO2 dental laser. Unlike traditional methods of addressing cavities, this state-of-the-art dental laser gently removes the enamel affected by tooth decay while simultaneously numbing the tooth! The process of removing the decayed tooth material is precise, comfortable, and fast!
The Pain-Free Tooth Filling Process
When you bring your child in for a tooth filling, we will do everything we can to put you both at ease. For peace of mind, we can carefully explain every step of the procedure to you, your child, or both. We have found that knowing what to expect helps both parents and children relax. Typically, this also helps your child feel safe and trusting of our expertise.
Here are the basic steps we will take in providing a pain-free tooth filling:
- Planning: we will carefully assess the situation inside your child’s mouth using advanced dental technology, like our high-resolution digital X-ray system.
- Removing tooth decay: using our dental laser, we will numb the tooth and comfortably remove tooth decay and any enamel weakened by it.
- Filling the tooth: we will carefully shape composite tooth filling material onto the affected tooth, building it back up to its former healthy shape.
Because we exclusively use tooth-colored fillings that are color-matched to the rest of the teeth in your child’s pearly whites, they won’t have to feel self-conscious about metal fillings in their smile!
Friendly Team, Comfort Options, And Dental Sedation
At Dentistry for Children, our calming, soothing team has been specially trained in treating kids from a year old to 18 years old. We do our very best to make visits kid-friendly and fun! By helping your child form a positive association with the dentist and oral hygiene in general, we will help your child maintain a healthy, beautiful smile into the future! Your little one may even look forward to their next dental cleaning and exam!
We even make our reception area more enjoyable by providing playhouses and video game systems for your kids to play with while waiting for treatment! Small distractions like this help the time go by faster and take your little one’s mind off of discomfort their cavity may be causing. We also have TVs mounted in all our care rooms so your kid can enjoy a favorite movie while we work!
If all of that doesn’t put your little one at ease, we can also help relieve dental anxiety with dental sedation options, including: Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” which is inhaled through the nose to quickly produce a mild euphoria and melt away tension; Oral conscious sedation, administered in a drink when your child arrives for treatment; IV sedation, the strongest form of dental sedation we offer, which takes effect immediately – and patients often report only a vague memory of their visit!
We have been thoroughly trained in providing dental sedation and will carefully adjust dosage as needed for optimum comfort. We will do everything we can to make your kid’s appointment painless and stress-free!
Schedule Your Child’s Pain-Free Tooth Filling
Let us restore your child’s beautiful smile with a pain-free tooth filling – call Dentistry for Children today! You can reach our Sandy, UT office at 801-871-3008, our Murray, UT office at 801-948-2212, or our West Valley, UT office at 801-758-7119. You can also use our online form to ask questions.