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Weymouth Street Paediatric Dentistry, 33 Weymouth Street, London, W1G 7BY

A 1995 survey of pre-school children showed that only one in eight of those with decay had had a filling, a figure paediatric dentists find shocking. There is a widespread belief that baby teeth do not have a nerve supply, and so do not need to be filled. This is not true.

If there is decay in baby teeth a filling needs to be placed, otherwise the decay will worsen and cause pain. Baby teeth are small and hence there is less space between the outer enamel and the nerve, and therefore the decay does not need to progress far in the tooth before the nerve of the tooth is exposed causing an abscess. Treatment of a tooth with an abscess is far more challenging for a child than a simple filling.

Occasionally, if there is no pain and the baby tooth is going to fall out naturally within six months the decay can simply be observed.

Mercury-amalgam fillings are the subject of enormous controversy. Mercury is a toxic substance and some experts are concerned that it may leak out of the fillings and accumulate in the body tissues. The Department of Health has advised that amalgam fillings should not be given to pregnant women. However, the evidence against mercury-amalgams is not conclusive, and many dentists continue to use them.

Removing an amalgam filling can sometimes be more risky than leaving it in place because fine mercury particles are released during drilling. It is hard to match amalgam for its longevity and its ease of application.

We have not used amalgam since 1998 because the alternative tooth-coloured filling materials are in our hands proving to be even more reliable than the impressive results we were getting with amalgam restorations.


Kishor Patel
04/03/2021
Really good clinic, very patient with my son who has severe autism. Extremely understanding, going to the dentist is so difficult for my son, it’s just nice when the clinic/practice tries to make the whole process more comfortable
Dani K North London
02/03/2021
We we extremely happy with the excellent dental work our son received for a condition that he has. Dr Attari is fantastic and we are very lucky to have her looking after our boys teeth. Highly recommended.
Mother of 3
26/02/2021
Dr Attari and her staff are fantastic. We’ve been going for years. Gentle bedside manner and friendly atmosphere. My kids have no anxiety nor discomfort despite a few fillings, orthodontia, etc. which is great... I know some people who avoid the dentist, even as adults, because they associate it with pain.
AC
25/02/2021
Fit us in for an emergency appointment without issue. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great with our little one who was a bit overwhelmed, understandably. Put our minds at ease.
J
25/02/2021
Our daughter loves Dr Maria Kalkani, who has a really great way with kids!
Lucia
22/02/2021
They are friendly and very kind with kids. I have received a very good service and they have advised about treatments required by my 10 years old son very well.
Mrs B. D
18/02/2021
Sonya
18/02/2021
I always feel my children are so well taken care of at this clinic. All the dentists and hygienists are professional, friendly and very good with children. I used to visit this same clinic as a child and now bring my own kids here- I think that says it all.
Claire L
15/02/2021
We saw Maria after our little boy had an accident and cracked his tooth and was in pain, honestly I cannot recommended her enough! Maria made us feel at ease as soon as we walked through the door, she took her time to go through everything with us and took extreme care when removing his little tooth. She was amazing!
Monika
08/02/2021
Great service. Friendly and competent staff. Happy kids with shiny and clean teeth!

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