The STA™ (Single Tooth Anesthesia) System
With the STA™ (Single Tooth Anesthesia) System, we offer our patients a painless, stress-free alternative to local dental anesthesia via syringe.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a conservative approach to active dental decay. It can be used to help prevent dental cavities from forming, from growing, or from spreading to other teeth. SDF comes as a liquid that is simply brushed on to the cavity t0 stop current decay and to also prevent new decay in the future. SDF works to remineralize small areas of decay in the enamel or to attempt to stop the growth of larger areas of decay. This treatment does not necessarily prevent the need for the placement of a filling, but may able to delay or eliminate further treatment. The application of SDF is quick, pain free and easy for young children to tolerate.
Composite (White) Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities. Composite fillings can be done in one visit. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that hardens immediately after placement.
Pulp Treatment (Pulpotomy/Baby Root Canal)
If the inner chamber of the tooth, known as the dental pulp, is invaded by the cavity, it will gradually deteriorate and become infected. The root canal process involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning out the chamber and roots (if needed), and filling the chamber and/or canals with a material that will help restore the tooth until it is time for in to normally exfoliate ( fall out on its own naturally).
Crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth in children. Crowns completely cover the remaining tooth structure after it has been treated. We offer both stainless steel and EZ-Pedo metal-free zirconia crowns to ensure the best fit for each child and for each tooth.
A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Before removing the tooth, the area will be numbed with local anesthesia. The tooth is then loosened using a special dental instrument known as an elevator. After the tooth is loosened from the socket, it is removed.