Pediatric Dentistry of the North Shore

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Restorative Care

Restorative Care

Restorative dental care for children focuses on repairing and preserving the health and function of their teeth. These treatments aim to treat dental decay, injuries, or developmental issues, allowing children to regain their beautiful smiles and maintain optimal oral health.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

SDF is a blue antimicrobial liquid used to fight tooth cavities in children. This liquid contains fluoride and silver ions, and when it’s brushed onto cavities, it kills bacteria, stopping tooth decay. SDF is FDA approved. While there are other methods of treating cavities in children, SDF is preferable because it is a quick and easy process that involves no pain or discomfort as there’s no need for the injection of an anesthetic.

Baby Root Canals

Baby root canals are often needed when the cavity approaches the tooth’s nerve. This procedure stops the progress of the cavity and minimizes the chances of an infection or abscess. The procedure is completed by cleaning out the center of the tooth where the nerve lives and placing soothing medicine. The tooth is then protected by placing a crown.

Space Maintenance

The baby teeth serve as space holders for the permanent teeth. With the loss of a baby tooth, neighboring teeth start migrating into that vacant space, potentially causing problems as your child grows. This loss may lead to the need for extensive orthodontic treatment at a later age. A space maintainer is placed in that area to hold the space open so that the adult tooth can erupt in a more appropriate position.


If your child’s cavity is too large to restore with a tooth-colored filling, a crown may be recommended. Crowns help protect the baby teeth, providing structure for the tooth. Crowning a tooth also maintains the space, allowing the eventual permanent tooth to erupt properly. 


Your child may need to have a tooth extracted. Most often, extractions are indicated due to infection or for orthodontic purposes. Our doctors will review your child’s needs and discuss treatment options with you.

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Soan Painless Anesthesia

At Pediatric Dentistry of The North Shore we offer Soan Painless Anesthesia. Soan is an innovative anesthesia system that provides precise anesthetic delivery painlessly.

Benefits of Soan:

  • Painless and effective anaesthesia due to the progressive electronic injection system
  • The product penetrates drop by drop into the tissues, causing no pain
  • Effortless delivery, even for injections in dense tissues

To learn more about Soan painless anesthesia talk to the doctors at Pediatric Dentistry of The North Shore and they’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns.