Cavities: How We Treat

How are dental caries treated?

During the onset of a dental caries (when a white spot appears on the tooth), "demineralization" can be reversed with appropriate fluoride treatment and nutritional changes.

A tooth with a smaller cavity can be restored with dental materials such as fillings or crowns, but extraction is often the only treatment possible if the cavity is large and involves the nerve and the bone around the tooth.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s cavity treatment?

We believe it is important to provide children with positive exposure to a dental environment. Our board-certified pediatric dentists, residents, dental assistants and anesthesiologists have dedicated their careers to working with kids and are well-versed in the techniques that can make your child feel less afraid and feel less pain.