get fluoride fillings done to provide the required fluoride amounts to your teeth on a daily basis.
Fluoride filling ensure that the tooth is protected from the acid attack thereby keeping tooth at bay from tooth decay. It reduces the ability of plaque bacteria to produce acid and enhances the repair (remineralization) of enamel. In this way, the patient’s teeth are protected for an extended period if the fluoride fillings are done at the right point in time.
Kids Root Canal Treatment
Young children have high chances of getting infected root canal which thereby leads to the degraded primary teeth as well as immature permanent teeth. This is often the result of trauma or dental caries (tooth decay) and creates a unique problem for the child. The timely treatment of the primary teeth of a child is necessary for his future as it provides a base for the successful and timely eruption and functioning of the permanent teeth. So, parents of young kids need to understand the importance of keeping their kid’s primary teeth in a healthy condition and avoid any procrastination in getting the dental problems treated.
Fluoride Application by gels/foam is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth’s surface, by a dentist, dental hygienist or other health care professional, as a type of topical fluoride therapy. It is not a permanent treatment but due to its adherent nature, it is able to stay in contact with the tooth surface for several hours. It may be applied to the enamel, dentin or cementum of the tooth and can be used to help prevent decay, remineralize the tooth surface and to treat dentin hypersensitivity.
- Fluoride varnishes are available in different flavors which can be advantageous when treating younger patients.
- Fluoride trays filled with fluoride foam.
- They are easily and quickly applied.
- Due to the small amounts used and the rapid setting time, there is only a small or negligible amount of fluoride ingested.
- Application requires very little equipment and so it can be applied in settings where a dental operatory is not available.
- It has a sticky consistency which helps it to adhere to the tooth’s surface thereby allowing the fluoride to stay in contact with the tooth.
- Based on published findings, professionally applied fluoride varnish does not appear to be a risk factor for dental fluorosis, even in children under the age of 6. This is due to the reduction in the amount of fluoride which may potentially be swallowed during the fluoride treatment because of the small quantities used and the adherence of the varnish to the teeth.