Cavities and oral injuries can lead to damaged or missing teeth. With restorative treatment from Dr. Knight, your child’s smile will be back to optimal health.
Fillings For Cavities
Root Canal Therapy
Gentle, Kid-Friendly Approach
Whether your child has a small cavity, a cracked tooth, or any other dental damage, Dr. Knight is here to help. Our restorative treatments will get your child back to smiling, and our gentle approach will put both you and your little one at ease throughout the entire process.
We use Solea lasers at our office to ensure pain-free fillings, reduce treatment time, and speed up the healing process.
Losing a tooth, even if it is a baby tooth, can cause other complications and lead to more serious problems. If your child has a damaged tooth, come see Dr. Knight to preserve their smile.
We do our best to remain flexible and we do everything we can to see patients with dental emergencies as soon as possible. Give us a call to schedule an appointment!
If your child has a cavity, a filling is the best way to restore their smile and their oral health. By removing the decayed material and filling the empty space with a substance that will support your child’s natural tooth structure, Dr. Knight can completely eliminate cavities. Fillings prevent further damage and give your child a renewed, healthy smile.
We offer both amalgam (metal) and composite (tooth-colored) fillings at our office. Metal fillings are strong and durable, but are noticeable because of their silver color. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are made out of a special dental resin that can be matched perfectly to your child’s teeth.
Your child's needs will determine which type of filling Dr. Knight will use. But both will be effective in protecting their smile.
If your child has a tooth infection due to a serious cavity or a cracked or broken tooth, a root canal may be recommended. During a root canal procedure, Dr. Knight will remove damaged enamel, then open up a small hole in the tooth. Through this hole, he will remove all of the decayed material from inside your child’s tooth, then disinfect it. The tooth’s structure will be restored with a filling or crown to protect it from further damage. Dr. Knight can perform root canals on both rear (posterior) and front (anterior) teeth.
Root canals are necessary when your child’s tooth becomes infected. Infections occur when the strong outer layers of enamel and dentin are breached due to a cavity or broken tooth, exposing the inside of the tooth to oral bacteria. A root canal can be used to remove the infected material and save your child’s tooth.
According to the American Dental Association, patients should visit the dentist every six months. This ensures that all surfaces of your teeth are cleaned and any harmful substances are removed from between your teeth and under your gums. Book an appointment today for preventive care to maintain a healthy, strong smile for years to come.
Cavities can often go undetected because the beginning stages of tooth decay are often difficult to notice. For this reason, preventive care is critical to address cavities before they become bigger, painful, more costly issues. Signs of larger cavities include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and visible holes or pits in your teeth. If you notice any of these signs or if you would like to schedule a preventive appointment, give us a call today at (414) 236-5885
The earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterized by inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Other signs of periodontal disease include a receding gum line or teeth that appear longer, bad breath that won’t go away, pain when chewing, and swollen gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, give us a call to discuss your options for treatment!