There is a world of difference between adults and kids. So is their dental care. Come experience friendly, safe and warm dental care for your kids at Life Care Dental Clinic. Early detection and treatments can go a long way in keeping your child’s teeth healthy. We perform all the preventive, interceptive and corrective treatments for children with smile and care. These include routine check-up, treating decay, correcting irregular teeth, regular fluoride applications to prevent decay and nutrition counselling. So walk in for your child’s wellness…
Preventive Procedures during Childhood
A child’s teeth are more prone to decay due to lack of proper dexterity of brushing. Application of fluoride varnishes at regular intervals strengthens the tooth structure by incorporating fluoride ions into the structure making them more prone to acid dissolution. Not only do the permanent but also milk teeth benefit from fluoride treatment.
b.Pit and Fissure sealants
The chewing surfaces of teeth are never flat. They have in fact certain depressions called Pit and Fissures which serve as potential traps for food and bacteria making the teeth susceptible for decay.
Pit and fissure sealants seals the fissure of milk teeth thereby prevents penetration of fermentable sugars and the bacteria which leads to tooth decay. The safety and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants as a decay preventive measure has been confirmed by the American Dental Association.
1.Root Canal Treatment in milk teeth:
In cases where tooth decay extends deep into the nerve portion of the tooth it might be necessary to perform a root canal as described for the permanent tooth. it might still be considered as a better alternative to tooth extraction as saving milk tooth will not only improves chewing but also Milk teeth serve as space maintainers for the proper spacing and alignment of the permanent teeth.
2.Oral habits in children
Thumb Sucking, Tongue Trusting, Mouth Breathing, Lip Biting etc.
It is generally said that children lacking parental care, love and affection resort to this habit. Thus the parents should provide the child with adequate love and affection. Also the child’s attention is diverted to other things as games and toys. The dentist and the parents should together work to motivate the child to discontinue the habit.
They are basically reminding appliances that assist the child who is willing to quit the habit but is not able to do so as the habit has entered the subconscious level. They may be removable or fixed appliances.
A space maintainer is a removable or fixed appliance designed to maintain an existing space. Space maintainers are usually fitted in children when they have lost baby teeth early. The gap left from losing this tooth needs to be held open for the permanent tooth to erupt in the correct position.
4.Injuries to teeth
Injuries or trauma to teeth, mouth and face of infants and children occur frequently and should not be ignored even in the absence of pain or bleeding. Early observation and treatment of such injuries determines the success of treatment rendered to a great extent.