PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – SPECIALIZED DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
Our pediatric dentistry team are specially trained to treat and improve the oral health care of infants, children and adolescents, using appropriate preventive, educational and treatment services. Anxious children can be helped to accept dental treatment using strategies such as inhalation sedation. We also have training and experience in treating children with special needs including complex medical conditions or physical or mental impairment. We also treat children with dental development problems, such as defective or missing teeth due to failure of development.
Damage to teeth and mouth can result from a traumatic injury. We can provide specialist advice and treatment for children who have had teeth knocked out or broken, or suffered other injuries to the mouth. We also treat young patients with hypodontia, orthodontic/paediatric and paediatric restorative oral medicine, surgical interventions in case of impacted canines and infraoccluded teeth caries.
Here are a few Pediatric treatments:
1. Fissure sealants
The biting surfaces on back teeth are criss‐crossed with tiny pits and fissures, that provide a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. To prevent cavities in these pits and fissures you can cover them with a special composite varnish called fissure sealant The application of these fissure sealants are easy to do and the procedure is advisable for children as young as 3 years of age.
When a child is diagnosed with tooth decay, the decay must be removed and the tooth needs to be restored. Depending on the size of the defect, the treatment usually involves the placement of a filling.Compomer or Composite (a white filling material) are used as a form of filling in tooth restoration treatments.
Some cavities in children’s teeth are too large or too deep, and a simple filling will no longer be sufficiently effective. In these cases, a white or silver crown can be used, that are pre‐made and designed to cover the entire tooth. These crowns are pre-manufactured so they perfectly fit to your child’s tooth. The silver crowns are made of stainless steel and the white crowns are made up of zirconia ceramic. A crown will protect the deciduous tooth and root, until it is naturally lost.
Pulpotomy – In most cases primary teeth can be saved by performing a pulpotomy, in which the dentist will remove infected nerve tissue in the crown of the tooth, while the nerve in the root of the tooth remains vital. After a pulpotomy, crown is used to provide structural support and a tight cover that protects the tooth from bacteria.
The first step in tooth treatment is to save primary teeth when possible, but in some occasions, extracting the tooth becomes necessary. In such cases, your child should not participate in any physical activities until advised differently by your dentist. Also try to give your child as much rest as possible but keep their head upright to avoid bleeding. You will also need to avoid hot food and drinks until the anaesthetic wears off. Be careful that your child does not chew their cheek or lip and does not rinse out the area for the first 24 hours.
6. Space maintainers
The primary molars maintain the space for the permanent teeth. If in any case, the primary molars are lost prematurely, fixed or removable space maintainers can be used to maintain space for the permanent teeth.
7. Paediatric prostheses
Due to an accident, sickness or caries, children sometimes lose more than just one of their teeth If has created a psychological problem for your child, a paediatric prostheses is a good option to help your child to regain the ability to chew, bite and smile as normal.
A professionally made mouthguard will decrease the risk of damaging or breaking teeth and reduce the danger of dislocating the jaw during any sports activity that involves physical contact or moving objects, like cricket, hockey or football. They are custom made from rubber‐like material to fit exactly over your child’s teeth and gums to ensures that your child’s teeth are cushioned and protected.
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