Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral health of children from birth to adolescence. They have the training and experience to look after a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth at all stages of development. Children who do not receive proper dental care risk developing oral decay and disease, which can lead to a lifetime of pain and complications. Early childhood dental caries is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever in children. At least one untreated decayed tooth affects one out of every five children aged 5 to 11.
What types of treatments do pediatric dentists provide?
Oral health examinations for infants, which include a risk assessment for caries in both the mother and the child
Cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations, are all part of preventive dental care.
Counseling for bad habits (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
Early evaluation and treatment for teeth straightening and bite correction (orthodontics)
Cavities and defects in the teeth can be repaired.
Diagnosis of oral conditions linked to diseases like diabetes, congenital heart disease, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Gum diseases and conditions such as ulcers, short frenula, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease are treated.
Dental injuries require special attention (for example, fractured, displaced or knocked-out teeth)