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Before & After

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If you notice that your child’s tooth is turning a different color, it might mean that the tooth sustained some sort of injury. A noticeable discoloration may occur 2 to 3 weeks after the original accident. Typically, a traumatized tooth turns gray, purple, or yellow though it may take on a pinkish hue. Damaged baby teeth can slowly lighten on their own after several months. But it’s important to have a dentist evaluate the tooth and determine if treatment is needed. If a permanent tooth starts to change color that usually means the tooth is dying and further dental treatment will be necessary.
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The picture above is showing lateral incisors which are smaller and appear undersized when compared to their neighbors. These teeth are called peg laterals. This is a common occurrence and simply means that the permanent tooth developed in a smaller size. This can be fixed by having the tooth bonded.
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ICON is a new technology that allows a more conservative approach to treating cavities. Before ICON, a filling would have to be placed after numbing and drilling. Now, a resin can be applied to a cavity to arrest its growth. Not all cavities can be treated with ICON; it works best on small lesions. No drilling, no numbing, no pain, just beautiful teeth.