Park Avenue dentist, Dr. Deborah Pilla, helps create a beautiful smile for patients with restorative dental care
Millions of children experience dental issues, such as tooth loss and damage from gum disease, that impact the beauty and health of their smile. Fortunately, restorative dentistry procedures can help restore the health and appearance of anyone's smile.
Dr. Deborah Pilla, of Park View Pediatric Dentistry in New York City, offers restorative dental services to restore and enhance the smile of young dental patients. Some common restorative dental procedures include composite fillings, baby root canals, dental extraction, and the placement of white crowns. Dr. Pilla says that these procedures can restore the strength and look of both permanent and primary ("baby") teeth.
According to Dr. Pilla, baby root canals are necessary when a cavity in a baby tooth is deep enough to affect part of the nerve. During a baby root canal, Dr. Pilla removes the impacted part of the nerve and the remaining surface is covered. Dr. Pilla explains that a baby root canal is necessary to maintain the health of a baby tooth and the supporting gum tissue and bone. Composite fillings are made of either plastic or glass and closely resemble the natural shade of teeth. Composite fillings may be necessary when a tooth is either decayed or disfigured, says Dr. Pilla.
Dr. Pilla says that white crowns are used to strengthen and cover decayed baby teeth at the front of the mouth. Like composite fillings, white crowns are a similar color to natural teeth, so they are cosmetically pleasing. However, she adds, white crowns can become discolored over time, and may need to be replaced before the baby tooth it is covering falls out.
Dr. Pilla says that dental extractions, more commonly known as getting a tooth pulled, are one of the most commonly-performed procedures in a dental office. Dental extractions are necessary when teeth are decayed or damaged due to a cavity that they cannot be treated. Once it is determined that a dental extraction is necessary, an X-ray will be performed to further assess the condition of the child's teeth. The extraction process is performed under a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
Following the removal of the affected tooth, children will likely experience some pain, which can be treated with antibiotics or by applying ice to the area. There are no major complications associated with removing a tooth. Dr. Pilla works closely with each of her patients, to ensure they experience the best treatment and recovery possible.
Dr. Pilla offers restorative dental procedures, along with other treatments, at her practice, Park View Pediatric Dentistry in New York City. Interested parties are encouraged to contact her office directly at 212.879.6518, or http://www.parkavepd.com.
About Dr. Pilla
At Park View Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Deborah Pilla is committed to helping children of all ages achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. In 1985, she pioneered one of New York City's first dental practices exclusively dedicated to children, and Dr. Pilla is affiliated with North Shore LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital, where she has had operating privileges for over 20 years. She was also on staff at the Blythedale Children's Hospital for more than seven years.
After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with high honors at SUNY Buffalo, Dr. Pilla completed her pediatric dental residency at the Montefiore Medical Center as Chief Resident and also underwent an extensive pediatric dental fellowship at Columbia University for patients with special needs.
Dr. Pilla is also a respected member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, the New York Society of Dentistry for Children and the Medical Advisory Board of the Little Baby Face Foundation, where she volunteers her time to perform reconstructive surgeries for children with congenital facial birth defects.
Dr. Pilla can be reached directly by phone at 212.879.6518 or http://www.parkavepd.com.