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Restorative Care

At Petite Smiles, we encourage our young patients and their parents to focus on preventive care to maintain proper oral health. The importance of healthy baby teeth should never be overlooked. Good oral health at a young age serves many vital functions, such as:

  • Obtaining adequate nutrition
  • Communicating with their family members and peers
  • Helping children achieve a positive self-image
  • Supporting positive school attendance and performance outcomes
  • Holding space for permanent teeth
  • Helping jaw development
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Petite Smiles Boutique Pediatric Dentistry

What is restorative dental care?

Restorative care involves any dental process that focuses on repairing and restoring damaged dental structures. Even with our best attempts at dental hygiene and care, life happens. While you might strive to monitor your child’s brushing and flossing techniques, we understand that it’s not always possible. Also, kids are still learning and are occasionally rough with their teeth without fully understanding the consequences. Even with the most valiant efforts, cavities form, your child might need tooth pain relief, or he or she might have a cracked front tooth. Again, life happens.

Regardless of what curveballs life throws you, keeping your chin up and scheduling a restorative dentistry appointment as soon as possible is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. Depending on your child’s needs, Dr. Heba Rashed will discuss your child’s options with you without judgment.

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Common Restorative Procedures

At Petite Smiles, we offer several restorative care options, including (but not limited to):

Why is restorative dental care necessary?

Although it’s wise to protect your teeth at all costs through preventive care, sometimes events happen and wreak havoc on teeth. In simplest terms, decayed or damaged teeth can adversely affect your child’s appearance, self-worth, and oral and overall wellness.

When your child’s oral health goes south, ask Dr. Rashed about our restorative dentistry services. Restorative care focuses on:

  • Treating or replacing teeth ransacked by dental decay
  • Filling or fixing damaged dental spots
  • Maintaining alignment
  • Putting less pressure on existing teeth
  • Creating a more balanced-looking smile
  • Returning teeth to form and function


At Petite Smiles, we understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why when it comes to severe dental infections or damaged teeth beyond repair, Dr. Rashed removes teeth comfortably and safely. Parents can rest assured knowing local anesthesia will be used for their extraction procedure to minimize potential discomfort. Plus, we offer multiple forms of sedation for those nervous about this dental procedure. We offer extractions as a last resort resolution for extensive tooth decay, crowding from impacted teeth, and even dental trauma—all while keeping an eye on that precious pearly white grin! Parents can trust that our Lorton, VA, dental team will do everything we can to help!

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x-ray technology area at Petite Smiles Dentistry

What happens before a restorative care visit?

Often available for a same-day appointment, dentist Dr. Rashed will first diagnose your existing condition via digital x-rays and a thorough oral examination. Then our Lorton dentist will discuss treatment options with the patient and parent.

Before the procedure, Dr. Rashed and her team will take the time to walk you and your child through the procedure and answer any questions. Before the procedure, Dr. Rashed and her team will take the time to walk you and your child through the procedure and answer any questions.

Restorative Care in Lorton, VA

Every smile has a story. If your child has experienced tooth decay, our experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Rashed, can help rewrite your child’s next chapter. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our advanced restorative dentistry methods by calling (703)-688-2155 or messaging us online.

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