Younger children that are not quite ready to have a permanent filling may need a temporary one while treatment is postponed. This buys us time until the child is able to tolerate having a permanent restoration placed. And with our temporary dental fillings in Redmond, Washington, no anesthesia is necessary. However, it is important to take steps to take care of the filling until the more permanent restoration is placed.

If your child is given a temporary filling, our dentist will go over instructions on how to keep it in place. Have your child try to avoid chewing on the side of the mouth that has been worked on. Whenever they eat, have them gently chew and avoid hard foods like nuts, toffee or gum. Children should keep up with daily brushing and flossing, in order to avoid plaque or food debris buildup. Because flossing can sometimes dislodge the filling, parents and kids should be especially careful not to let the floss snag on any part of the restoration. If the restoration comes out an any time, call our dental office at 425-284-9884 and our dentist can replace it. However, if parents and children follow these tips, their restoration should last until your child’s restoration is finished. Plan a dental filling at Redmond Ridge Pediatric Dentistry with our dentist, Dr. Christine Wang.