Dentistry for children, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a branch of medicine which deals with the diagnostic and treatment of dental ailments for children under 16. Pediatric dentistry supplies both primary and permanent teeth treatment for children while including prophylactic treatments, such as professional cleaning, tips for brushing teeth and much more.
An early visit to the dentist’s office can prevent complications well into adulthood. Unfortunately, even babies can be affected by tooth decay. The most common conditions at an early age are early childhood caries, gingivitis, tooth impaction and dental crowding. That is why dentistry for children is necessary from early childhood.
The role of the Imperial Dent dental clinic is not only in the application and development of dental treatments in children, but also includes their education in the proper care of teeth. During development, children must learn the necessary techniques to take care of their teeth properly, and alongside you, as their parents, dentists have an essential role.
A child’s first contact with a dentist should take place at an early age, and familiarization with the dental office should take place step by step before any discomfort or pain can occur.
Doctors from the Imperial Dent dental clinic pay special attention to a child’s first visit, as we want every child to leave the office with a positive experience and a big smile on their face.
To ensure your child grows up with healthy teeth, visits to the dentist’s office are recommended twice a year. Additionally, this will increase your child’s confidence and comfort during visits to the dentist.
The most common dental conditions in children that often require dental services are:
- dental abscesses;
- accumulation of bacterial plaque and the beginnings of gingivitis;
- orthodontic problems.
To prevent cavities in children, dental sealants and fluoridation can be used, along with explaining the importance of brushing your teeth and how to do it correctly, using a suitable toothpaste.
It is especially important to remember that baby teeth should not be neglected, despite the notion that they will be replaced with permanent ones. Keeping baby teeth in good condition until the moment they are naturally replaced with permanent ones, helps prevent abnormalities in the eruption and positioning of permanent teeth.
Extraction of baby teeth is necessary only in very few cases when baby teeth show mobility due to root resorption and permanent tooth growth when baby teeth cause disturbances in the eruption of permanent teeth, when baby teeth have complicated caries with a risk of infection or when the baby tooth has suffered certain root fractures.
The extraction of baby teeth should not replace the actual treatment of caries, this procedure still is intended only for the cases listed above.
How can you prevent caries in your child and how can the dentist help you? Naturally, through regular oral hygiene and prophylactic visits to the dentist.
Choose to prevent tooth decay and give your little ones a set of healthy teeth. We care about your children’s teeth and want to be their best friends!