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Cavities & Cavity Treatment at Chicago KiDDS

What are Cavities?

Cavities occur when tooth enamel is worn away, leaving teeth vulnerable to bacteria that cause decay. Cavities develop when food debris is left to sit on tooth surfaces for an extended period of time, which leads to acid development and causes enamel erosion.

Cavities are usually common in children, but they can occur in adults, as well. Cavities can have various causes, such as improper dental care, poor oral hygiene, poor diet, or even genetics. If cavities are left untreated, further decay will result and the affected teeth will soon require root canal therapy. An infection may also occur if bacteria reaches the root of the tooth.

Symptoms of Cavities

Symptoms of cavities may or may not show right away. The severity of symptoms often depend on the amount of tooth decay present 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 as soon as possible.

  • Tooth pain, especially without apparent cause
  • Pain when biting down
  • General sensitivity (especially if triggered by sugary foods, or cold or hot temperatures)
  • Noticeable holes or pits in teeth
  • Brown, white, or black tooth stains

The Procedure – 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 durable, tooth colored composite resin material.

If necessary, we offer dental sedation for children who are anxious, or simply too young to sit still for a long procedure. This also helps ensure your child will not experience any discomfort during their cavity filling.

Composite dental fillings are highly durable and the filling material itself should always be near identical to a patient’s natural tooth color.

In addition to repairing tooth structure, dental fillings in Chicago, IL also help restore oral health.

Pediatric Dental Fillings in Chicago from Dentists Who Care

If you’re searching for a kids dentist near Chicago, IL, you can trust the team at Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry to help your child feel at ease during their dental appointment.

We have extensive experience treating children of all ages for various types of dental issues, including cavities, bite misalignment, smile development concerns, and more.

Our experience and dedication to our patients 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