Try to imagine a few months from now. You’re at work or running an errand while your children are at school. Then your phone rings. The person on the other line wants you to know that one of your kids has been complaining of a toothache. They have missed a few classes and barely touched their lunch.
This really throws a wrench into your plans, but you know it’s not something you can ignore. You make an appointment and find out your child needs a root canal treatment. This isn’t how you want the new school year to start.
So, instead of waiting, why not schedule an appointment with Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, in Woodbury, MN. If your kids are having signs of decay, we can fix it today with tooth-colored dental fillings. That’s better than dealing with a tooth infection down the road.
Call 651-319-9064 to schedule a back-to-school visit with us.
Act Now To Avoid Other Issues
Yes, cavities can lead to tooth infections. And infected teeth can require root canal procedures, which we can do. Restorative dentistry is the backbone of our practice, but we still prefer to deal with problems as early as possible for the sake of our patients.
While those oral health concerns are real, they are not the only reason to do something about decayed teeth sooner rather than later. Oral health can impact how well kids perform in school.
Toothaches are more common than you may realize. The Children’s Dental Health Project reported that a recent national survey revealed that 14 percent (1 in 7) kids between 6 and 12 years old reported having a toothache in the previous six months.
The impact of that problem is reflected in another study, which found teens with oral health issues were four times more likely to have poor grades. It also doesn’t help that dental problems cause kids to miss 51 million hours of school each year in the U.S., according to the American Dental Association.
Save Your Family’s Smiles
By getting a dental filling at Dr. Wilhelm’s office, you are preserving your family’s smile and taking away a potential obstacle to their education.
When someone gets a dental filling, the first step is removing the decay from the tooth. This prevents the decay from damaging more of the tooth (and possible other teeth). It also lets us prepare the tooth for a filling.
Since we use composite resin for our fillings, the tooth can look like natural and function naturally as well. That means your kid can eat without pain, which means they are more likely to have the energy they need to get through the school day.
See You Soon
If you suspect one of your kids may have a cavity, don’t wait any longer to get help. Make plans to visit Dr. Wilhelm at our office in Woodbury, MN. Call 651-319-9064 to contact us online. Let us know you want us to take care of your kid’s cavity with a tooth-colored dental filling.