Treatments and procedures vary depending on the child and their development. However, there are several common treatments and procedures that Dr. Wolff and her staff may introduce to you and your child during a visit to their office.
- Prophylaxis – the cleaning of the teeth; usually in the format of a tooth polishing, cavity detecting x-rays, fluoride treatment and a comprehensive exam
- Fillings – a material made of resin or tooth color composite (we do not use silver or amalgam fillings) used to fill a tooth cavity
- Crowns – a type of dental restoration that consists of a silver covering being placed over the tooth, capping it when extensive decay has affected the tooth
- Extraction – the removal of a tooth from the mouth
- Pulpotomy – a nerve treatment process, similar to that of a root canal
- Sealants – thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the permanent molars. These are restorations used to prevent cavities by filling hard-to-reach grooves in teeth