Pediatric dentistry refers to the branch of dental medicine that manages and treats dental problems in children. The pedodontist approaches dental problems in children at three different levels, where the aim is awareness and use of interventional methodologies to treat dental issues in children. These approaches are: Dental counseling, preventive treatment, and corrective treatment. Children can be prone to dental problems because of carelessness, habits, hereditary issues, and bad oral hygiene. These problems can be tooth decay, misaligned teeth, falling of milk teeth, swelling of gums, the abnormal eruption of teeth, protruded or crooked teeth, trauma or pain to teeth and gums.
- Counseling on oral hygiene, good dental habits, and prevention of dental illnesses.
- Tooth extraction
- Teeth cleaning
- Planning and management of braces, aligners, and retainers
- Dental restorations
- Root canal therapy pulpotony-pulpectomy
- Reshaping of teeth and gums
- Space maintainer
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What is a child dentist called?
A child dentist is called a pedodontist and the branch of dentistry dealing with children is called pedodontics.
How often should toddlers go to the dentist?
After the eruption of milk teeth in babies, you can take the baby to the dentist. The dentist will counsel you on how to maintain the oral hygiene of milk teeth in babies.
You must also visit the dentist if you see any abnormal swelling or discharge or delayed eruption of milk teeth.
Why choose laser treatment for children?
Laser treatments for children are very effective, painless, blood-free and vibration-free. All these factors make it less scary than standard drilling and cutting used in dentistry.
What precautions are required to be taken after a dental laser treatment?
There are no specific precautions required after the laser treatment. But always follow the instructions provided by the dentist.
How much does a child dentist visit cost?
The cost of visiting the child dentist depends upon the treatment done, consultation fees and the dental office providing the service.
What’s a baby root canal?
It is the endodontic procedure performed in primary or milk teeth. In this procedure, infection is removed from the root canals and filled with medicated resorbable dressing.
When is sedation required in dentistry?
Sedation is required to calm and relax an extremely anxious child patient during the dental treatment.
Will the child be unconscious during sedation?
No, sedation dentistry only calms and relaxes the child and the child remains active verbally.
Will dental treatments damage or weaken the tooth of my child?
No, dental treatment will not weaken the tooth of your child. In fact, they will prevent and protect teeth from future infections.
What are the after-effects of sedation?
The child might experience nausea, dizziness and mental confusion. Full day rest is advised for the child. If any symptoms worsen or you notice any abnormal symptom contact the dentist immediately.