Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral health of children from birth to adolescence. They have the training and knowledge to look after a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth at all stages of development.
During the first six months of life, children begin to develop their baby teeth. They begin to lose their initial set of teeth at the age of 6 or 7, which are eventually replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Children who do not receive sufficient dental care risk developing oral decay and illness, which can lead to a lifetime of pain and consequences. Early childhood dental caries, an infectious condition, now affects 5 times as many children as asthma and 7 times as many as hay fever.
Types Of Treatments Pediatric Dentists Provide
Pediatric dentists offer a wide range of oral health services, including the following:
- Oral health examinations for infants, which include a risk assessment for caries in both the mother and the kid
- Cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and food suggestions, are all part of preventive dental care.
- Counseling for bad habits (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
- Early evaluation and treatment for teeth straightening and bite correction (orthodontics)
- Cavities and flaws in the teeth can be repaired.
- Diagnosis of oral disorders linked to diseases like diabetes, congenital heart disease, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Gum disorders and conditions such as ulcers, short frenulum, mucocele, and pediatric periodontal disease are all treated.
- Dental injuries require special attention (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)
- Nitrous oxide sedation for kids.
- Separate chamber for kids.
- Pulpotomy / Pulpectomy
- Space maintainer
- Pit & fissure sealants
- Fluoride application
- Conservative for kids