Pediatric dentists are highly trained individuals and are dedicated to oral health of the children, right from their infancy throughout the teen years. They have the qualifications and best experience of dentistry to care for the mouth, gums and teeth of a child during various stages of the childhood. Children begin getting their teeth during first six months of life. By the age of six or seven years, they begin to lose the first set of their teeth, which are eventually replaced by permanent, secondary teeth. Without the proper dental care, the children face possible disease and oral decay that may cause complications and pain of lifetime. Today, the early childhood dental problems are seven times common than the hay fever and five times common than the asthma in children.
What Kind Of Trainings Do The Pediatric Dentists Have?The pediatric dentists must complete at least the following:
- Four years of the dental school
- Two more years of the residency in dentistry training for children with the special needs and for the teens, children and infants
Types Of Treatments That Pediatric Dentists ProvideThe pediatric dentists provide oral health care to children including:
- Infant exams of oral health, which include the risk assessment for the caries in child and mother.
- Preventive dental care that includes fluoride treatments and cleaning, as well as the diet and nutrition recommendations.
- Counseling of habits like thumb sucking and the use of pacifier.
- Early assessment and the treatment for teeth straightening and correcting improper bite (orthodontics).
- Diagnosis of the oral conditions that are associated with the diseases like congenital heart defect, diabetes, asthma, hyperactivity/attention deficit disorder, and hay fever.
- Repair of defects or tooth activities.
- Care for the dental injuries like displaced, knocked-out, or fractured teeth.
- Management of the gum conditions and diseases including short frenulae, ulcers, pediatric periodontal diseases, and mucoceles.