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My child has sensitive teeth after a dental filling has been placed, what should I do?

Dental fillings are the most effective way of treating areas of tooth decay within the smile. Cavities often form due to poor oral health habits or the regular consumption of sugary or acidic foods without brushing and flossing after meals and snacks. At Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of New York, NY, we work routinely with young patients who have cavities to provide treatment with dental fillings. However, some children may continue to experience sensitivity even after their dental decay has been filled. We encourage patients to be more aware of their child’s needs and understand what can be causing continued sensitivity following this treatment.

My child has sensitivity following the placement of a dental filling

If your child has sensitive teeth after the placement of a dental filling, there are several things you can do that can help ease their discomfort. First, have them brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You can also try using desensitizing toothpaste, which can help to reduce sensitivity. If the sensitivity is severe, you may want to talk to your dentist about using a dental sealant or bonding material on the tooth. These treatments can help to protect the tooth from further damage and keep it from becoming sensitive.

What should I do if sensitivity continues?

In most cases, sensitive teeth will eventually become less sensitive over time. However, if the sensitivity does not improve or gets worse, please be sure to visit our dental team at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of New York, NY, so we can determine the cause and provide proper treatment.

How do I connect with the dental team of Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics?

If you reside in the New York, NY area and want to speak to one of our providers about your child’s dental needs, call 212-879-6518 to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Drs. Rima Parikh, Deborah Pilla, Megan Chin, and Raya Abu-Zahra. We are here to assist with a wide range of pediatric dentistry solutions for children and welcome you and your family into our practice!

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