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Cavity Fillings from A Children’s Dentist in Palos Heights

Cavities & Cavity Treatment at Chicago KiDDS

Cavities are holes that occur in our teeth when we fail to protect our tooth enamel. They develop when food debris has been left to sit on the surface of teeth, which leads to acid development that erodes enamel, leaving the teeth themselves vulnerable.

Cavities are quite common in children, and usually due to improper dental care, poor oral hygiene, poor diet, or even genetics. If cavities are left untreated, further decay will result and the affected tooth or teeth will soon require root canal therapy.

Symptoms of Cavities

Symptoms of cavities may or may not show up right away, as this depends on the severity of the decay and the location of the cavity. If you notice any of the following symptoms, your child may have a cavity and it is important to set up a dental appointment for them as soon as possible.

  • Spontaneous tooth pain, especially if triggered by sugar, or cold or hot temperatures
  • Tooth pain without apparent cause, either spontaneous or continuous
  • Pain when biting down
  • Overall sensitivity
  • Noticeable holes or pits in teeth
  • Brown, white, or black tooth stains

Does Getting A Cavity Filled Hurt

While repairing a cavity, the dentists at Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry will remove the decayed portion of the tooth with a small drill. This is done only after the area is numbed with anesthetic.

Once the decay is completely cleaned out, the opening will be filled with a durable, tooth colored material. If necessary, we offer sedation for children who are anxious, or simply too young to sit still for the whole procedure. This also helps ensure your child will experience no pain or discomfort during their cavity filling.

Dental fillings can also be used to repair cracked, worn down, or otherwise damaged teeth.

One of The Best Pediatric Dentists in Palos Heights, IL

Are you searching for a kids dentist near Palos Heights, IL, or the surrounding areas, that you can trust to make your child feel at ease during a dental visit? Our team at Chicago KIDDS Pediatric Dentistry is here for you and your family. Our extensive experience treating children of all ages has allowed us to become one of the most trusted pediatric dentists in the area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What Our Patients Say
Dr. Neal is the best! From the first time I took my son to see him I've never had any complaints. The staff is so friendly and the office is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Elva Ortiz-Espinoza

This place is awesome! We have been going here for 3 years now and they are amazing with my daughter. She loves going to the dentist!

Jessica Noble

We were recently in the Chicago area visiting family when my 5 yr old son chipped a tooth while playing with his cousins. My sister-in-law called Chicago Kidds (her kid's dentist) to see if they could see my son on short notice. Not only did they squeeze him in on what appeared to be a very busy day, the staff was very friendly and they did a great job fixing the tooth. Thanks Chicago Kidds, you guys are awesome!

Dan H.

Best children’s dentist in the southern suburbs! They are patient and kind with the kids, explaining their procedures every step of the way. Office staff are super friendly. Sanitization and distance procedures are currently in place. My kids actually like going to the dentist.

Margarita W

What an awesome experience! They were highly recommended by numerous friends and they definitely lived up to it. The staff was so great with my kids. I am so happy that we found them. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The doctor was great too! We'll be back!

Heather W

Fantastic experience from the minute we walked in! They made my kids feel at ease and everyone was extremely friendly. The staff walked my kids through everything. Very child friendly atmosphere. I cant say enough great things about this dentist!!!

Karen K

Dr. Neal is the best! From the first time I took my son to see him I've never had any complaints. The staff is so friendly and the office is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Elva Ortiz-Espinoza

This place is awesome! We have been going here for 3 years now and they are amazing with my daughter. She loves going to the dentist!

Jessica Noble

We were recently in the Chicago area visiting family when my 5 yr old son chipped a tooth while playing with his cousins. My sister-in-law called Chicago Kidds (her kid's dentist) to see if they could see my son on short notice. Not only did they squeeze him in on what appeared to be a very busy day, the staff was very friendly and they did a great job fixing the tooth. Thanks Chicago Kidds, you guys are awesome!

Dan H.

Best children’s dentist in the southern suburbs! They are patient and kind with the kids, explaining their procedures every step of the way. Office staff are super friendly. Sanitization and distance procedures are currently in place. My kids actually like going to the dentist.

Margarita W

What an awesome experience! They were highly recommended by numerous friends and they definitely lived up to it. The staff was so great with my kids. I am so happy that we found them. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The doctor was great too! We'll be back!

Heather W

Fantastic experience from the minute we walked in! They made my kids feel at ease and everyone was extremely friendly. The staff walked my kids through everything. Very child friendly atmosphere. I cant say enough great things about this dentist!!!

Karen K