In our office, doing tooth fillings, we mainly do, pretty much all time, we usually use white fillings—composite fillings. They tend to be a little more—or, a little less evasive. You don't have to cut as much tooth away when you use a composite filling because it bonds to the tooth. Now, in our office, when we do our fillings, we use our laser. It makes the procedure much easier, it allows us to cut the tooth, and finish the whole filling without having to numb up the child so that means no shots, which the kids love that. We do that routinely on every patient. If we can use the laser, we're going to use it. It makes the experience a lot better for kids.
If a cavity is causing your kid to have a painful toothache, contact our trusted Sandy, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children for pain-free tooth fillings!
So you don’t waste time driving, you can pick between our Sandy, UT dentist office or our West Valley, UT dentist office. Regardless of which one you and your child visit, Dr. Erik Rooklidge and the rest of our skilled dentists can painlessly repair teeth affected by cavities!
The Pain-Free Tooth Filling Process
When you and your little one visit Dentistry for Children, our calming, soothing team and Dr. Erik Rooklidge will greet you warmly and do all we can to put your kid at ease.
To make your child’s treatment as comfortable as possible, we have invested in a state-of-the-art Solea CO2 laser dentistry, which simultaneously removes enamel affected by tooth decay and numbs the affected tooth.
So you will know exactly what to expect, we will carefully explain the process. Here are the basic steps of getting the pain-free tooth fillings from our top-notch Sandy, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children:
- Using cutting-edge dental technology like digital X-rays, we will thoroughly assess the situation and come up with a personalized plan for treatment.
- We will numb the area and precisely remove the tooth decay using our Solea CO2 laser dentistry.
- Using tooth-colored composite material, we will fill the cavity and return your tooth to its ideal shape.
Because we exclusively use tooth-colored fillings, your little one’s smile will look good as new. No more metal fillings!
And because the laser dentistry procedure comfortably numbs your little one’s tooth, they will not have the residual tenderness associated with injections!
We can also help your children practice proper oral hygiene techniques to help them avoid cavities in the future.
Compassionate Team, Comfort Options, Dental Sedation
When you bring your child in for a restorative dentistry treatment like pain-free tooth fillings, or any other dental service, we will do everything we can to make the visit a pleasant one. We have been specially trained in providing patient-centered dental care for kids from a year old up to 18 years old!
For your children’s enjoyment, we have playhouses and video game systems in our reception area. We also have TVs mounted in every care room so your little one can enjoy a favorite movie while we work to repair and improve their smile!
And, if your kid happens to be a little anxious, Dr. Erik Rooklidge can help relieve dental anxiety with dental sedation options, including:
- Laughing gas
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
We will closely monitor your child and adjust the sedation dosage for optimal comfort.
Book Your Child’s Pain-Free Tooth Fillings
If you think your little one has a cavity, act fast and call our trusted Sandy, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children for pain-free tooth-colored fillings! You can also use our online form. Dr. Erik Rooklidge is also a member of the well-known dental organizations – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The Utah Dental Association.