Tooth decay (cavities or caries) is a contagious progressive disease which often begins in very young children. Decay is a result of the interaction between bacteria which are normally on our teeth and sugars in the everyday diet. The bacteria uses those sugars to produce acid. A tooth exposed to this acid will lose mineral and that loss is the first step towards tooth decay. Dr. Mohammadi will gently remove the decay and use tooth-colored fillings to restore the tooth to a healthy state. If tooth damage is very severe, there may be nerve damage and a stainless steel or resin crown might be required.
Many children are calm, comfortable and confident in a pediatric dental office. Because pediatric dentists specialize in treating children, they make children feel special. Our office is specially designed for children. Sometimes, however, a child may feel anxious during treatment. Your child may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable. Nitrous oxide is a safe, effective technique to calm a child's fear of the dental visit.