Restorative Visits: Fillings and Extractions

Our doctors are trained and experienced in methods to help children feel comfortable with restorative dental treatments, such as fillings and extractions.

Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies show that most children over age 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment like ours, designed for children.

Preschoolers should be seen in the morning when they are fresher, allowing us to work more slowly and put the child at ease. School children with a lot of work to be done are seen in the morning for the same reason.

Dental appointments are an excused absence but missing school can be minimized with regular care.

If your child is diagnosed with a cavity, we may recommend local anesthetic, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), oral sedation, or IV sedation.

Please see tips for caring for the mouth after local anesthetic, and caring for the mouth after extractions.