What to Expect With a Cavity

When your child has a cavity, it may cause concern. You may not know what to expect. Although Sunshine Smiles in Melbourne, FL, understands a parent’s worry, we take the initiative to make the process simple for you as a parent and as easy on your kid as possible. 


You may bring your child in when they experience pain and find out it’s the result of a cavity. On the other hand, our pediatric dentist in Melbourne may find your child has one during a routine visit. This is typically when you will find out about a cavity since they don’t tend to cause pain until sizable. 

In some cases, our dentist may detect the cavity instantly. Our dentist could also find a cavity during an X-ray. 

Correcting the Problem

In some cases, our dentist in Melbourne may be able to take your child that same day. This depends on the severity of the issue and our schedule. On the other hand, you may need to schedule a future appointment, but we always make sure to do it in a timely manner. 

We’ll discuss anesthesia options with you, if necessary, to ensure your child remains comfortable. That usually means using a local anesthetic to numb the area. If your child needs any further sedation, we’ll provide you with instructions for the future visit during this time.

On the day of your visit, we’ll take the time to explain the process in a kid-friendly manner to your little one. We’ll administer a local anesthetic if necessary. Then, the dentist will use a drill and other dental tools to clean and place the filling. The entire process is quick and easy. 

By knowing what to expect when your child has a cavity, you’ll feel less anxious and can better help your child through it. And at Sunshine Smiles in Melbourne, FL, we do our best to keep both you and your kid’s minds at ease. 

Contact Sunshine Smiles

If you have questions or concerns about your smile, contact the experts at Sunshine Smiles today. We will give your mouth a full evaluation and get you on your way to the healthiest smile possible.