What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Each and every child encounters various dental problems from the moment of birth to late adolescence period. Pediatric Dentistry steps in right at this point and solves the dental problems faced by children. Also known as Pedodontics, Pediatric Dentistry deals with various dental problems in a period of time that starts with the growth of the milk teeth of a child until the completion of the development of teeth by the end of adolescence. The most important point during that time is the preservation of the dental structure of the child, and Pediatric Dentistry takes measures on this matter.
Which Age Groups Are Included?
Pediatric Dentists deal with all children in the age range of 0-15. This period, which is of paramount importance in terms of dental health of children, must be followed up by a specialist doctor.
What Does Pediatric Dentistry Do?
- Recommendations on Oral-Dental Care and Nutrition
- Dentures for Children
- Tooth Extraction
- Protective and Preventive Procedures to Prevent Tooth Decay
- Treatment of Dental Traumas
- Endodontic Treatments (Root Canal Treatment, Amputations)
- Prevention of Bad Oral Habits (such as Thumb Sucking, Nail Biting, Lip Biting)
- Space Maintainers
Pediatric dentistry also communicates with children and their parents. Treatment processes for toddlers are particularly quite challenging for dentists. Therefore, factors, such as the communication with the family and informing them about the operation to take place, are extremely important. Moreover, the child is provided with trainings on toothbrushing and dental care to ensure that they use their teeth for long periods of time without any problems.
Protective dentistry aims to protect the children’s teeth against any possible adverse effects. The objective of the treatments applied is to strengthen the children’s teeth and make them more healthy.
- Fluoride Procedures: Fluoride Procedures are one of the most common procedures in protective dentistry. This procedure is used in cavity-prone individuals and in those with possible dental problems to prevent such problems and to ensure that they are recovered.
- Fissure Procedures: Fissure procedures can be implemented to prevent or inhibit any possible tooth decays that occur in dental parts that are difficult to clean. By sealing the parts where teeth have contact with food, the food attachment is diminished, facilitating the toothbrushing process. Following the fissure procedures, tooth decay formations are reduced substantially.
If your child has dental problems, we would be delighted to be at your service with our specialist dentists and affordable prices. You are welcome to contact us for the diagnosis and treatment of any dental problems your child may have.