DENTAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?
- Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for caries in mother and child.
- Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
- Habit counseling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking).
- Repair of tooth cavities or defects
PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS INCLUDES-
- Topical fluoride application
- Pit n fissure sealants
- Root canal treatments..etc