Our restorative pediatric dental services in Salt Lake City, Utah, specifically at our Holladay location, are designed to help improve the smiles of children who have suffered extensive tooth decay. Our pediatric dentists and team can enhance your child’s oral health at Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry with a variety of treatments all under one roof. Call 385-378-5791 to schedule your visit with Dr. David Gustafson, Dr. Jeffery K. Rupp, and our associates.
Pediatric restorative dental care refers to dental treatments and procedures designed to restore the function and appearance of a child’s decayed teeth. Decay in children’s teeth is a common problem that can occur due to poor dental hygiene, a diet high in sugar or genetics.
Restorative dental care for children with decay typically involves procedures such as fillings, crowns and pulpotomies. Fillings are used to repair the beginning areas of decay in a child’s tooth, while crowns are used to protect an affected tooth that has undergone more drastic treatment. A pulpotomy is like a child’s root canal, which is required when decay reaches the inner pulp of the tooth and needs to be removed, along with the inner nerves. Our pediatric dentists will determine which restorative treatment your child may need depending on their level of dental decay.
It is important for parents to make sure that their children come see us for their regular dental checkups and cleanings to catch any problems early. Good oral hygiene, like brushing twice a day, flossing, and limiting sugary snacks and drinks can also help prevent decay. We encourage you to schedule your child’s checkup with us at Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry by calling 385-378-5791.