Despite your best efforts, it’s still possible for your child to develop a cavity in one or more of their teeth. If we catch a cavity during one of your child’s routine appointments, we will often recommend a filling to repair damage and restore the tooth. Without treatment, cavities will only get bigger. Placing a filling while your child’s cavity is still manageable will preserve their smile and strengthen the damaged tooth.
Stainless steel crowns are preferred for children who have larger cavities or fractures in their baby teeth because they are durable, affordable, and can protect the remaining tooth structure. Stainless steel crowns shield the entire tooth (like a helmet) to safeguard and preserve the tooth until it falls out naturally.
Vital nerve therapy preserves and maintains nerve tissue (pulp) that has been damaged by cavities or an injury. This therapy includes indirect pulp capping and pulpotomies. Indirect pulp capping can be used if the decay has not extended to the nerve yet. Indirect pulp capping involves the application of a thin layer of special medicine, intended to protect and strengthen the remaining dentin.
The medicine is applied directly to the dentin structure and the tooth is then restored with a stainless steel crown. A pulpotomy is also called a “baby root canal”. Pulpotomies involve removing part of the affected nerve from a primary tooth, then “capping” the tooth with a stainless steel crown.
Silver diamine fluoride (commonly called SDF) uses a special blend of compounds, including silver and fluoride, to destroy bacteria in a cavity and help slow down the progression of cavities. This treatment is non-invasive and can be performed relatively quickly, so Dr. Yasi and Dr. Sal recommend SDF as an alternative to fillings for very young children or patients with special needs.
Primary tooth extractions are used to treat injuries, severely decayed and infected teeth, and to remove teeth which may pose an obstacle for the eruption of permanent teeth. If your child's tooth is damaged or you feel that your child may need a tooth extraction, give us a call today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
If your child needs a primary tooth extracted for any reason, or otherwise prematurely loses a baby tooth, space maintainers ensure that their oral development stays on track. Space maintainers keep the surrounding teeth from shifting and help your child’s adult teeth grow in properly.
"My daughter had a great first dentist appointment experience. The office is beautiful and clean and Dr. Sal was very knowledgeable. He took his time and was very patient with my daughter. I couldn't believe how well my 19-month-old daughter sat while getting her teeth cleaned. She loved the artwork and felt very comfortable with the dentist and staff. They went out of their way to make sure my daughter felt comfortable in her new surroundings. I loved this office and would highly recommend them."
"Our first visit was this morning with Dr. Sal and now it's hours later and I have not been able to stop telling my family and friends how incredibly happy we are that we found The Little Royals. The office is extremely kid friendly. It's set up for kids of all ages and families of all types. This was my 2-year-old's first visit to a dentist so of course everyone was a little apprehensive. Dr. Sal and his staff made all of us feel so comfortable and I appreciate the extra time, patience and care he gave us. If you are looking for a pediatric dentist in Jupiter, this is it. This is where you need to go."
"If I could give them 10 stars I would, hands down the best dentist I’ve been to. They really knew how to handle my son and his nerves and made him extremely comfortable. Dr. Yasi and her staff were very welcoming and explained everything in detail! Glad to have found my son's new dentist!"
"2 of the kindest and most caring people i know. most knowledgeable pediatric dentists around."
"These two dentists are both extremely kind and caring. They are excellent with my children (16 and 6)! I have noticed that they are committed to continuous learning and always strive to provide the absolute best care to all children they treat."
"What a great experience our little man had for his first dental appointment! From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is welcoming, staff is friendly, and Dr. Sal and Dr. Yasi made sure to give you all the time you need and provided great education! It was an amazing experience from beginning to end!"
"Dr. Yasi and Dr. Sal are intelligent and compassionate doctors that we really feel lucky to have found. It makes such a difference to be able to trust the dentists when your little one has a difficult situation like we did, and we will be going back for regular care! A great team."
"The environment is welcoming and comfortable for children. The staff is absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend parents to bring their children, they will most definitely enjoy their visit! My daughter is already asking when we will be back!"
"This was the best experience myself or my children have ever had. Dr. Sal was so patient with my toddler and so accommodating with my teenager. The hygienist was so comforting and helpful to both of my children. We will definitely be visiting The Little Royals for all of our pediatric dentistry needs and we've already told all of our friends!"