Kids Dentisty

Cute chubby cheeks make one awe about the God-like beauty of the child. Sight of caries burst that awe. Children like chocolates and candies. Chocolates like giving discolored teeth and caries. Child often complain of toothache. More common is the appearance of discolored teeth flashing under the smile.
Good oral hygiene
It is critical to inculcate good oral hygiene since childhood. Make your child brush twice daily and after eating chocolates. Brush in morning after child gets up and once more before sleep in night. Visit your dentist for kids to learn proper brushing technique. Preferably visit Pedodontist, who has specialized in kids dentistry. Pedodontist has expertise to identify dental problems in pediatric patients at early stage and have skills to manage it in children friendly manner.
Preserving the teeth
Caring for the deciduous teeth and preserving them as long as possible has a great effect on long-term oral health. This prevent long-term problems like:
  • Mal-positioning of teeth
  • Decay or caries
  • Infection
  • Gum disease
Regular dental checkup
Child’s first dental visit should happen within 6 months of first eruption of teeth. Regular dental checkup every six months by Pedodontist helps identify gum and teeth problems early and rectify them before causing major complications. Pedodontist will also help your child learn proper brushing and flossing techniques. Sometimes a cleaning by rotating brush which removes the plaques and stains on teeth is advised. Childhood is time to rectify irregular growth of teeth by braces.
Toothache
Children may often complain of toothache leading to pain in heart to parents. Most probable cause can be pampering of child with chocolate and sweets resulting in tooth decay. Other common reasons are new incoming teeth, cavities, broken teeth, food trapped between teeth. Ask the child about the pain and observe oral cavity to find the cause. You may see cavity, caries, broken tooth or food lodgement. Visit Pedodontist for definitive treatment. Avoid self-medication like pain killer. Pain killer may be harmful and may only resolve pain without alleviating underlying cause.
Loose tooth
Parents may fear for child swallowing a loose tooth. Occasionally a visit to dentist is required for removing a loose tooth if fall is delayed. It is simple procedure mostly not requiring anesthesia. Child may be advised to eat icecream and continue the school the same day.
Root Canal in Child
Children’s teeth are at more risk of getting infected. Deciduous tooth if infected can be removed, since it will get replaced with a permanent tooth. Occasionally a child with infection or caries in a permanent tooth may need root canal. The procedure is better performed by a Pedodontist. Since child may not cooperate for the procedure, it may be performed under general anesthesia. This needs dental hospital with complete backup of emergency support, facility for general anesthesia and full time anaesthetist.
Correcting improper positioned teeth and jaw

Children develop new teeth as per age, but occasionally some teeth fall late and others get malpositioned. It may affect the smile and look of face as the child grows. To straighten the teeth, Orthodontist applies braces to get teeth position and jaw rectified over few months. Orthodontic treatment provides a more pleasing appearance, long lasting teeth and good oral hygiene.

Diseases of gums

Gums and supporting structure of teeth may get inflamed due to infection or food lodgement. Child may develop mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Periodontist offers range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). Child’s smile is bliss. Inculcate the habit of preserving it by regular oral care and visit to Pedodontist.

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