Child Care Dentistry

Child care dentistry

Child Care Dentistry

 

FLUORIDE APPLICATION:  Fluoride is a natural element (usually available as a gel form) which is known to make the tooth stronger and healthier. Delivery of fluoride topically to the tooth helps it to fight against the decay.

INDICATIONS OF FLUORIDE THERAPY

  • WHITE SPOTS
  • ACTIVE DEAY
  • MODERATE TO HIGH RISK PATIENTS WHO IS PRONE FOR TOOTH DECAY
  • PATIENTS WITH DECREASED SALIVARY FLOW

This fluoride gel is applied on the teeth using a brush and instructions given by us should be followed. The same this has to be again repeated after 6 months.

 

FILLINGS:   Is your child complaining of food sticking in his mouth and troubling you by not drinking hot milk or letting his ice cream melt. Then u can guess that TOOTH DECAY is the reason. Because when a tooth starts getting decayed your child will have the complaints of food impactions and sensitivity to hot and cold. Due to his fear and lack of words they will not be able to communicate it to you. So if you see these complaints in your child bring them to us. We can do a normal dental filling for your child and save his tooth in more fun way.

 

PIT AND FISSURE SEALENTS:  These are the cements, which are basically used in preventive care of decay prone teeth.

The teeth which have deep groves tend to lodge the food within their fissures and are difficult to clean. Hence these grooves are shaved into easy cleansable and shallow groves and sealed with sealants. This is INDICATED in child’s milk molars and early permanent molars.

 

PULP THERAPY: Tooth decay starts from the visible outer layer and proceeds to the innermost layers causing pain and unbearable sensitivity to tooth. This tooth makes it difficult for your kid to chew his food. Hence the inner most layer known as the pulp need to be removed, treated and sealed using crown for it last long. A milk tooth needs to be saved because it helps in ;

  • Chewing and munching
  • Phonetics
  • Guides the permanent tooth during eruption

 

EXTRACTION:  A tooth which is grossly decayed and where pulpal therapy will not be useful, an extraction is required where the infected tooth is removed.

Sometimes tooth removal is required for prevention of orthodontic treatment in the future.

We make sure to provide the treatment as painless as possible

 

SPACE MAINTAINER:  In case of early exfoliation or early removal of the milk tooth an empty space is left behind which leaves the adjacent tooth to migrate into the empty space and the permanent tooth gets no space to erupt. Hence a space maintainer should be given near the empty space in a fixed manner. So when the permanent tooth erupts it pushes the space maintainer out.

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