Pedodontics (pediatric dentistry):
Pedodontics (pediatric dentistry) is a branch of dentistry that treats and manages the oral health of children from birth to adulthood, and educating the parents on the children’s oral health is also a part of it?
How frequently should my child visit the pediatric dentist? And why?
It is recommended by the American Academy of pediatric dentistry to get the child for his first check-up visit at the age of 6 months. Early visits will be a major factor in detecting tooth decay earlier. Detecting it early will help fix bad habits and treat what could be a chronic problem. Also, the pediatric dentist will make sure to educate the parents on the health of their child and will recommend diets and information on the expected growth.
When do I visit my pediatric dentist?
For example, The eruption of baby teeth will be completed between the age of 24 -30 months and delays are acceptable to certain extinct. Completely erupted milk teeth in children consist of 20 teeth in total; 10 on the upper jaw and 10 on the lower jaw. However, if the child had no teeth eruptions by the age of 1 the child should be examined and find the reason for the delay
What happens when a child is born with teeth?
Occasionally babies are born with teeth or their teeth may erupt immediately after birth. Extraction of these wobbly teeth may be necessary as the baby may swallow or choke on them. They may also cause irritation to the mother’s nipples during breastfeeding. In such cases, dentist intervention may be necessary
What is the importance of pediatric dentistry?
Taking care of our children’s milk teeth is crucial for healthy growth and settling for extracting the tooth on basis that it will fall anyway may lead to other chronic heal issues which have a direct effect on the health, like making the kids learn to pronounce some letters mistakenly and having a lasting effect and might disrupt the growth of the jaw and placement of the lasting teeth. It may also have indirect effects, such as losing the ability to eat comfortably thus affecting the growth of the child.
Should I be concerned if my child was born with his milk teeth erupted?
Although kids might be born with teeth, favorably these teeths’ are extracted when shaky to protect the baby from choking on them if they fall early. Although sometimes a kid having teeth make breastfeeding very hard so the teeth might be removed to enable the child to have the best growth possible.
Kids usually have fear from dentists and might struggle until the first visit, or through it. To make sure your child is not stressed and happy to look after his health, here in Semadent, our professionals will make sure that your child will receive the best care possible for a healthy, bright, and smiling future. Also, our endodontics department is child friendly and is managed to be a happy place for our dearest children
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