A filling is the process of restoring a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its original shape and function. When a dentist fills a cavity, they remove the decayed material from the tooth and then place a white, restorative material that will prevent further deterioration of the tooth. Fillings are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures in adults and children. To avoid larger dental issues from occurring, it is important to remove cavities from both baby teeth and permanent teeth. There are different types of fillings available. Our dentist will be able to advise you on the best option for your child. The procedure itself is usually quick and straightforward, and most children will experience minimal discomfort.