WHAT IS PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY?
Pediatric dentistry consists of attending and preventing dental problems in children. It should be noted the differences between techniques, methods and knowledge required by the dental specialist, since the teeth and mouths of our children are still developing and forming.
Visits usually begin when the first baby teeth erupt or at 24 months of age, which is when the eruption of the lower teeth begins. As the years go by, the baby teeth begin to be replaced by the permanent teeth, this is between 12 and 13 years of age.
What diseases does a paediatric dentist treat?
There are many dental pathologies and problems that can arise in childhood:
- CariesCaries: These are the first problems to appear at the beginning, as it is said that the appearance of caries in children is very common. There is also talk of baby bottle tooth decay, which is why the paediatric dentist is in charge of preventing them.
- Traumatrauma: blows and falls are common in children, and it is common for them to suffer the loss or breakage of teeth after falls or blows.
- Malocclusion When we start to notice a bad alignment in our children or a bad bite, orthodontic treatment may be necessary.
- Congenital alterations: these affect the size, number and shape of the teeth.
It is recommended that the first visit to a paediatric dentist should take place at the age of three to four years.
When should you see a paediatric dentist?
If we do not observe anything relevant in our children's teeth, it is advisable that the first visit to the paediatric dentist should be from the age of 4 years. The specialist will evaluate their brushing and carry out a visual check for possible future problems. At six years of age, facial growth and the fitting of the first teeth and molars are supervised.
Depending on the child's dental health, regular visits to the child's dentist are made every six months or once a year, depending on the child's dental health.
The pediatric dentist is also in charge of treating children with special needs, such as physical, mental or sensory disabilities. In this case, the specialist is specialized with psychological techniques, has the ability or knows techniques to relax the child and has the ability to act in unexpected situations.
You can trust that at Nakeji Dental we want the best oral health for our children and we will always be offering the best quality and the best service to make their first visit a good experience.
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