Pediatric/Child dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dental care is important for the child’s overall health and well-being.
Even if milk teeth eventually fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth, they are extremely important. They not only help in chewing, appearance and speech but also hold space for eruption of adult teeth. If milk teeth are removed before their natural shedding time, it results in space loss that leads to functional and esthetic problems.
Dental health and oral care habits begin in early childhood. Therefore it’s important for parents to maintain a healthy diet and good oral hygiene for their children from the time the first tooth appears.
It’s very important to start visiting the dentist early, as young as 6 months to a year! Our Pedodontists at National Dental Care are experienced to work well with children. We’ll help you and your children understand proper dental care and oral hygiene maintenance.
At National Dental Care, we welcome children,from toddlers to teens to clear their dental needs with friendly, experienced and professional team and make dentistry for kids more accessible, comfortable, educational and most of all fun.
We use the latest techniques and quality materials to provide Zero pain care for kids and set up for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!
We know that children can feel anxious about going to the dentist, so we have kid-friendly facilities to help our little patients feel comfortable, relaxed and more at home.
Tooth colored fillings: A filling is a restoration used to treat small areas of decay. When a cavity forms on a tooth, it must be restored to prevent the cavity from becoming deeper and infecting more tooth. By having a filling, children’s teeth will be protected.
Extraction: Sometimes, the baby teeth become so damaged or decayed that they pose a threat to the rest of the teeth, cause facial swelling or give severe pain. Tooth extractions with us are simple, painless and result in very little discomfort for your child.
Pulp Therapy (Pulpectomy/Pulpotomy): Saving a milk tooth may be just as important as saving a fully developed adult tooth. Primary teeth help the adult teeth to come in properly, so losing primary teeth before they’re ready to come out isn’t good for your child’s permanent teeth. When a deep cavity has developed, complete removal of pulp is done and then filled with material that is resorbed with the milk tooth during shedding.
Stainless steel crowns/strip crowns: Dental crowns are restorations that are used to restore the shape and size of a diseased or injured tooth. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap and it is permanently bonded to the tooth’s structure after the pulp therapy is done. Once a crown is placed, a child will be able to enjoy proper oral function.
Fluoride treatment: Prevention is better than cure. Fluoride application is one of the best preventive treatment available. Fluoride cannot remove decay but it creates a stronger outer surface to your teeth, it can help stop the decay from penetrating into the deeper parts of teeth. The earlier children are exposed to fluoride, the less likely they are to develop cavities.
Custom-made trays with fluoride are placed over the upper and lower teeth and are let to remain in place for 5 minutes and then washed.
Space maintainers: Each milk tooth holds space open for the permanent tooth that will emerge behind it, the untimely loss of which can interfere with alignment of newly developing permanent teeth.
A space maintainer is either removable or fixed appliance that is custom-made by the dentist in acrylic or metal, which provides space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.
Habit breaking appliance: Children usually develop unhealthy oral habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting etc. These habits generally fade away as they grow, if they persist even after the eruption of permanent teeth it can drastically change the growth pattern of jaw and damage alignment of teeth. So it’s important to give them habit breaking appliance to stop these habits.
General anesthesia: Most often recommended for children who do not cooperate for the dental treatment. General anesthesia may be the preferred treatment for children with special needs and it provides the better option for them.
Sealant application: Brushing your teeth is important, but dental sealants may be the best way to prevent kids from getting cavities. Dental sealants are a thin coating that is painted on teeth to protect them from cavities.
Preventive orthodontics: Kids need braces if they have crooked, overlapping, overcrowded teeth, or a bad bite. Orthodontic treatment in them brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. Also straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury.