Pediatric dentistry is a unit of dentistry that is involved with the oral health care of kids from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentistry is also called Pedodontics. It is different from general dentistry, and parents choose it to ensure their children's optimum oral health.
The dentist who specializes in kids' oral health is called a pediatric dentist. They must finish a minimum of two extra years of training, and in many cases three years of training, to become a practicing pediatric dentist.
Treatments Provided by a Pediatric Dentist
- Regular oral consultations
We recommend that you bring your children in for routine checkups at least once every six months. This enables us to maintain track of their dental health, allowing us to treat any unexpected diseases more effectively. Cleanings (scaling) are also included in oral consultations to remove tartar deposits from the teeth' surfaces. Cavities, gum infections, tooth damage, and other issues can be corrected during consultations.
Malocclusion most commonly develops in children owing to the premature loss of milk teeth, causing the permanent teeth to emerge deviated from their proper place. Malocclusion is caused by a combination of factors, including heredity. As a result, giving them the proper malocclusion treatment at a young age would ensure better results and make the teeth adjust to their new positions much easier.
Cavities are quite common in children, and the main cause of it is improper cleaning habits and excessive sugary food consumption. For toddlers and children with cavities, a dental filling is expected. We remove the decayed tooth and then fill the hole with a white composite material. A cavity on a baby tooth can be treated by filling it. It's critical to saving the tooth since losing a baby tooth too soon can cause a permanent tooth to erupt incorrectly.
- Sealants and fluoride treatments
Fluoride treatments and sealants, in addition to good oral hygiene and a healthy diet, can benefit your child's teeth in a variety of ways. Fluoride treatments help to remineralize and strengthen the enamel, preventing deterioration of the tooth's surface. Sealants help in preventing bacteria and food from being trapped in the natural creases of the teeth, as well as provide instant protection.
A healthy diet and regular tooth cleaning are essential components of pediatric oral care. Children frequently inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, which is thought to be the primary cause of the majority of oral disorders.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.