It may be necessary to extract a tooth if, for example, it is infected or cannot be restored.
Pulpotomies / pulpectomies (Baby teeth)
When a cavity is deep enough to affect the nerve of the tooth, a pulpotomy or pulpectomy may be necessary to preserve the tooth.
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF)
SDF is a liquid used to stop the progression of a cavity. It also helps minimize dentin hypersensitivity. The primary advantage of this quick procedure is that it does not require local anesthesia or ablation of the cavity. However, the disadvantage is that the black coloration of the cavity remains visible after the treatment.
A sealant is a thin plastic coating used to prevent cavities. The dentist paints the chewing surfaces of the primary or permanent molars with the sealant, thus blocking bacteria and preventing any future formation of cavities.