Pedodontics, also known as Pediatric Dentistry, is the main science that aims to protect the milk teeth and permanent teeth of the children aged between 0-14 and their function as well as to treat the disease.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it is recommended that kids go in for their first oral health checkup when their baby teeth first begin to emerge. (Usually between 6 months and 1st year).
The things that should not be done before the treatment are more important in this case,
- Before the treatment, don’t say “dont be afraid; it will not hurt “to your children. Because it can create a sense of pain in the subconscious of children.
- Do not reward your child with gifts after their dental appointment. Rewarding causes your child to perceive the process as a difficult procedure.
- Don’t mention any negative dental experiences you might have had.
- When describing an aspect of a dental visit, please don’t use words around your child that might incite fear. Words such needle or pull. Otherwise all these procedures one day may be the treatments that your child may need.
- Also, do not promise your child that the dentist will do nothing but just take a look at his teeth. Let your child and pediatric dentist decide and work together on what to do for the first appointment.
On the first dental examination pediatric dentist aims to examine all the teeth of children by using a mirror or light and to share the problems and treatment alternatives with the parents. Mothers and fathers are informed about nutrition and protective applications as being the most important topics. During the first appointment, pedodontists make your child get used to the dentist by using games and methods that don’t hurt. This approach of pedodontists help to avoid dentist phobia to develop.
We especially prefer you to bring your child to the appointments as mother and father. Bring your child to treatment appointments as fully fed unless it is told otherwise. Children, who get their dental treatment very harmoniously, can get very discordant when they get tired or bored. This situation can influence the following appointments negatively too. For this reason do not insist on your child and doctor to realize more processes. While your child is getting treatment, don’t ask him questions like “Does it ache” or “are you tired?” which could have a negative impact on his motivation.
First milk teeth usually arrive around 6-8 months, the eruption of milk teeth is completed around the age of 2-2.5 and they remain until the age of 10-12. There are a total 20 milk teeth in a baby, 10 in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw.
Because this period is the most active period of the child’s growth and development, baby teeth play a big role in the healthy nutrition of the child. The eruption of milk teeth is completed at the age of 3. Your child is grown now. In order to avoid caries, from this period until the age of 6, it is important taking care of teeth and gaining the habit of brushing your teeth regularly. Childs should visit the dentist at least once every 6 months. Regular dental checkups for children are important in order to establish a relaxing relationship with a dentist.
- Helps to nutrition.
- Helps in speech.
- It makes space for the permanent teeth to grow in the right direction.
- It guides them in the eruption of permanent teeth.
- Healthy baby teeth are necessary for facial development.
Yes they do. After your dentists has removed the decay and clean the area, the tooth is reshaped with filling materials that are suitable for baby teeth.
In the United States and other developed countries, regular fluoride applications are noted as the most effective method in prevalence and severity of dental caries (The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – guidance on Fluoride Therapy).
Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help tooth decay. It is applied to the surface of the tooth in order to control caries at the initial stage and protect tooth enamel from harmful acids.
Decay is a situation caused by microorganisms that are settled on teeth because of not brushing your teeth well for a long time. The most effective way to prevent decay is, of course, the habit of brushing teeth regularly.
There are no side effects if it’s applied correctly.
Fluoride application is a very simple and painless preventive treatment. It takes about 3-5 minutes depending on the child’s adaption with the physician.
“Fissure”, the chewing surface of the tooth, which is the point where tooth decays usually, begin. The grooves situated are closed with fissure sealants and a precaution before the formation of decay receivable. Fissure sealant application is an effective method against dental caries.
Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer applied on the chewing teeth (the molars) to reduce tooth decay. By using this method, fractures are covered; accumulation of bacteria and related decay formation is prevented.
No. It has no harm or side effects.
Applying a fissure sealant is very easy and painless. The process takes only few minutes (3-5 min) it depends on child’s harmony with the physician.
Children lose their baby teeth which are replaced by adult teeth typically starting at 6-8 years up until 12 years of age. Milk teeth begin to sway as a result of the permanent tooth coming from the bottom, melting its root and mostly falls out by itself. Sometimes the milk tooth doesn’t sway or fall out and the teeth that comes from below appears in the mouth from a different place. In this case the milk teeth should be extracted.
No, there will be some discomfort during tooth extraction; anesthesia is required to preventing pain. Children are often afraid of the needle, in order to minimize the pain of the anesthetic needle, in our clinic anesthetic spray first of all is applied to the gum and the area is anesthetized, then the extraction process is easily performed by applying anesthesia.