Dentists that specialize in pediatric dentistry are committed to the dental health of kids from infancy through adolescence. They are equipped with the knowledge and training necessary to look after a child's teeth, gums, and mouth as they develop throughout infancy.
During the first six months of life, children start to get their baby teeth. Their primary set of teeth begins to fall out by the time they are 6 or 7 years old, and these teeth are eventually replaced by secondary, permanent teeth.
Children who don't receive the necessary dental care might develop oral diseases and decay that could be painful and complicated for the rest of their lives.
Dental treatment for children is extensive and covers the following:
- Examinations of a child's dental health that include a mother and child's caries risk assessment.
- Fluoride treatments, cleanings, and suggestions for nutrition and diet include preventive dental care.
- Habit coaching (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
- Early evaluation and treatment for teeth straightening and bite correction (orthodontics)
- Dental cavities or other flaws repaired
- Identification of oral problems linked to ailments including diabetes, congenital heart defects, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Management of gum illnesses and disorders, such as paediatric periodontal disease, short frenulae, mucoceles, and ulcers
- Attention to dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced or knocked-out teeth)