Your child just had one or more deep fillings today. A deep filling occurs when the decay on the tooth is large and close to the nerve of the tooth.
What do I do if my child received a deep filling?
- First of all, you can expect your child to experience some sensitivity to hot or cold up to 3 months. The sensitivity should decrease over the 3 months.
- Anytime your child has pain that keeps them up at night at night or if discomfort increases over time, please give us a call so we can examine the tooth.
- We will continue to monitor the tooth; since the nerve has been weakened by the deep decay, and can slowly die on its own. This usually does not happen, but when it does, we can treat the tooth with an additional root canal procedure.
Written By: Dr. Ngo