Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of infancy through the teen years and children.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months from life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which are replaced by permanent and secondary teeth.
Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of complications and pain . Early childhood dental issues are infectious disease is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. About 1 of 5 (20%) children aged 5 to 11 years have one untreated decayed tooth.
Treatment of Pediatrics Dentistry
- Infant oral health exams, which involve a risk assessment for caries in mother and child.
- Preventive dental care including fluoride and cleaning treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
- Habit Counseling.
- Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth.
- Repair of decay or tooth cavities.
- Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, asthma, congenital heart defect, hay fever and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) .