You must have faced problems with your kid while taking him or her to a dentist. Dentistry is not the same for adults and children. There are many intricate details that vary while conducting a dental operation on an adult and a child.
Pediatric dentistry is all about the dentistry of an infant or a young child. So read on.
The dentistry procedures for children beginning from their infancy to their teenage years constitute pediatric dentistry. Dental caries or tooth decay has taken a severe form today in children and it is known to be more severe than Asthma and Hay Fever- according to reports.
Dentistry procedures in children and adults are not the same. Children are often scared of visiting the dentist. In pediatric dentistry the dentists are trained to handle the children and use methods in their treatments such as equipments designed with cartoon characters to make the child comfortable.
Treatments Provided By Pediatric Dentists
Pediatric dentists provide a wide range of treatments. They conduct risk assessment and provide treatments for dental caries by doing oral health examinations for both the mother and the child. They provide fluoride cleaning of the teeth and advice on diet and nutrition.
They also provide counseling for the child for several habits such as suckling of the thumb and pacifiers. In case the child develops wrongly aligned teeth the Pediatric dentists will provide the right guidance to go for orthodontics treatments.
They help in repairing tooth decay, dental injury such as knocked-out teeth and cavities common in young children. Pediatric dentists also help in treating gum diseases such as ulcers, mucoceles.
Orthodontics- A Way To Help You Smile
Have you faced people who face difficulty in positioning their teeth while closing their mouth? This happens due to dentistry flaws and Orthodontics helps you here. Orthodontics is the department in dentistry that deals with wrong positioning of the teeth while closing the mouth.
This is clinically known as Malocclusion. Orthodontics is also concerned with treating the development of the jaw line and facial growth. The latest technique of cosmetic dentistry is often used by orthodontist now-a-days while treating your teeth and jaws.
Treatments Provide By Orthodontics
Orthodontics will help in making the crooked teeth straight. It helps in reducing and closing the gaps that are formed between teeth, improving speech or eating functions and an improper bite. They also help in treating infants and young children below the age of five who develop teeth deformation because thumb or finger suckling.
An orthodontist also helps in treating problems of “bad bite” or Malocclusion. Problems that arise due to bad bite are protrusion of the front teeth, crowding of the teeth in one position, impacted teeth, asymmetrical teeth where there is difficulty in aligning the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
Fixed And Temporary Treatments By Orthodontics
The orthodontists use some fixed equipments such as braces while providing the treatments. They also use space maintainers in young children to stop the movement between two teeth until the empty space is filled by the adult tooth. Some temporary equipments used by them are Aligners that can be used in place of braces in adults in case you are embarrassed to use it and the Lip and Cheek Bumpers.