Paediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined branch of dentistry. It deals with oral health, hygiene, preventive, and therapeutic care of children from infancy to teenagehood. A good Pediatric Dentist Dubai helps prevent several Periodontics and Gum Diseases in children. However, parents usually get concerned about visiting a pediatric dentist due to confusion about several questions. For instance, what is the best pediatric clinic? When should you take your child to a dentist? How to treat cavities in children? Should you care for your child’s milk teeth? If you are also a parent concerned about your child’s oral hygiene, here are answers to your questions about good pediatric dentists.

Why is Pediatric Dental Care Important?

Whether your child smiles, grins, or puts on a happy face, their smile is something that everyone will appreciate. However, you will have to take some essential steps to keep it that way. Here’s why looking after the teeth of your infant or young one is crucial:

  • Milk teeth pave the way for permanent teeth. If you don’t take care of your child’s milk teeth and gums, they will probably end up with miss-aligned teeth and gums.
  • Your child needs dental care after their first birthday. Most parents don’t know this, but it is extremely essential for healthy teeth and gums.
  • The jaw expansion is most effective for infants and children.
  • Orthodontic dental treatment also works best at a young age.
  • Many parents don’t know this, but “Dentophobia” (fear of visiting dentists) is one of the most common phobias in the world. Dental treatment from an early age can help deal with this problem.

Who are Pediatric Dentists?

Pediatric Dentists attend dental school for 4 years after getting a degree in dentistry. After becoming general dentists, they take 2 more years of training to specialize in dentistry for teens and infants. Like periodontics and orthodontics, pediatric dentists also get special training to deal with various dental problems in kids.

Pediatric dentists deal with children-only dental problems that include:

  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Thrusting
  • Fluorosis
  • Tooth Decay
  • Shark Teeth Problem

A Good Pediatric Dentist Dubai also suggests some preventive measures to maintain their oral health. Pediatrics are also trained to deal with children who have Dentophobia.

Candidacy Criteria

It is never too early to start visiting a dentist. Beginning a dental health routine that will last a lifetime is always a good option. When a child starts getting milk-teeth or turns 1 year old, parents should make an appointment with a good pediatric dentist.

Pre-Procedure Care

There are no special requirements for the child or the guardian before visiting a pediatric dentist. Everything will be taken care of at the clinic, but proper counseling from parents is recommended before the visit. This counseling will help create a positive child-dentist relationship to help with the treatment.

Parents should take the following measures:

  • They should counsel their child to follow the dentist’s instructions.
  • They can tell them a story about dentists to portray them as heroes.
  • Take steps to make their child aware of what to expect from the dentist.
  • Select an appointment time when the child is not sleepy or tired.

Treatment Techniques

Dentists for kids can diagnose and treat most dental problems for children. Some of the most common dental problems in children include:

  • Pediatric Toothache

If your child is suffering from a severe or mild toothache, it is better to consult a child dentist. Toothaches can result in bad sleep that affects your child’s health. A dentist can use several procedures, depending on the problem, to deal with toothache. Rinsing with salt water, using a cold compress, and pain medication are some of these procedures.

  • Correcting Improper Bite in Children

Overbite and improper bite can be very frustrating. It can cause internal wounds inside the mouth. A dentist may use X-rays and molds to diagnose and treat this problem with braces.

  • Dental Sealants for Children Teeth

The grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of a child’s teeth can be home to infectious bacteria. A dentist may seal these grooves using sealants to stop food from getting stuck. This treatment helps prevent tooth decay in children.

  • Child Milk Teeth to Permanent Teeth

Sometimes the milk teeth refuse to give up and need to be manually extracted. You should contact a Child Dentist in Dubai for milk teeth removal to rid your child of their annoying presence.

  • Sedation Dentistry

If there is a chance that a child might abruptly react during a dental procedure, it’s better to sedate him. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to perform dental procedures on sleeping patients. IV sedation is also an option because it makes the patient drowsy.

  • Cavity Detection in Children

Cavities can lead to tooth decay and may also further spread the infection. Infectious bacteria can also enter the stomach of the child to cause more problems. A pediatric dentist can detect cavities and treat them before they cause tooth decay.

  • Dental Braces for Children

Braces are still the most effective tool to deal with improper bite and overbite problems in children. Besides this reason, Braces can also be used for cosmetic reasons to straighten teeth. Generally, 7 years or older children and teens can use braces for teeth straightening.

  • Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

Baby teeth are essential guides to permanent teeth. Permanent teeth are forming beneath your child’s milk teeth. If your child is having severe tooth decay, a root canal treatment should be considered. This treatment will save your child’s permanent teeth from damage.

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Post-Procedure Care

Follow the dentist’s instructions to ensure a quick and easy dental recovery. It is always a good practice to give your child some treats after the dental procedure. Chilled juices and ice-creams are beneficial after dental treatment.

Benefits

The pediatric dentists will always go the extra mile to build a positive relationship with your child. Here are some benefits of consulting the Best Children’s Dental Clinic in Dubai.

  • Pediatric dentists help prevent tooth decay in children.
  • They perform complete diagnosis and treatment of children’s dental problems.
  • The dentist will ensure the best possible dental treatment for the child.
  • The dentist will create a positive relationship with the child on the first visit.
  • Parents can rest assured that their child will not face any dental problems again for a long time.

Cost of the Treatment

The exact cost of children’s dental treatment depends on many factors. These factors include:

  • Patient’s location
  • Doctor’s expertise
  • The extent of the problem
  • Number of sessions
  • Desired results

It means that the cost varies from person to person. Feel free to contact Euromed® Clinic Center, where a Pediatric Dentist Dubai will determine the exact treatment cost.

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Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

What is the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?

A regular dentist is a doctor of oral health with a degree in bachelor’s dentistry. A pediatric dentist has got 2 to 3 years of specialized training to treat children. Pediatric dentists get this training after attending medical school.

Is pediatric dentistry a specialty?

Pediatric dentistry is a subspecialty within the dentistry domain. A dentist can become a pediatric dentist after qualifying for a 2 to 3 years specialized training program in pediatric dentistry.

Can Pediatric dentists treat adults?

No, pediatric dentists cannot treat adults because they specialize in treating only children. A general dentist can treat people of all ages. Please note that pediatric dentistry is a specialized area within the dentistry domain that studies oral problems and their solution in children.

Consult an Expert

Euromed® Clinic Center is the best kids-friendly dental treatment provider for children and teenagers. Our expert pediatric dentists have extensive experience in child dentistry. They know the techniques and have access to all the latest equipment to deal with all pediatric dental problems. Moreover, a Good Pediatric Dentist in Dubai also helps deal with children’s Dentophobia. So, visit our clinic, give us a call, or fill the online form to schedule a consultation right now.

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