NJ Pediatric Dentist Offers Stainless Steel Crowns for Children
Dr. Diane Baldwin, a pediatric dentist in NJ, can help prevent further damage and infection from setting into a cavity-laden tooth with the use of stainless steel crowns for children.
NJ pediatric dentists may use stainless steel crowns on children if a primary tooth (baby tooth) has been extensively damaged by a severe cavity. If too much of a primary tooth’s surface has been damaged by a cavity, a stainless steel crown can help prevent infection and preserve its normal function. The crown will cover the tooth and prevent further decay.
Dr Baldwin performs the procedure in her NJ Pediatric Dentistry office. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area.
Stainless steel crowns can also be used to aid in other dental circumstances such as repairing a broken tooth or preventing breakage of a tooth that has had a pulpotomy.
Children fitted with a stainless steel crown can resume normal activities immediately. Although stainless steel crowns are very resilient, children should avoid hard, sticky foods.
While stainless steel crowns can help prevent further problems for a tooth that has been destroyed by a cavity, preventative care is the best approach. Children should brush twice daily and after sweet treats. Regular visits to your child’s pediatric dentist can help detect cavities at their earliest stage and avoid damage, pain and infection from developing.
Parents who suspect that their child may be in pain due to a cavity should call NJ pediatric dentist Dr Diane Baldwin at 732.202.7114. Dr. Baldwin is available for Routine and emergency care, consultations, and second opinions.