Pediatric dentistry covers common preventative treatments such as cleaning, fluoride treatment, and dental sealant, as well as mouth radiographs , dental fillings, extractions, and early orthodontics.
Children benefit from pedodontist, where the dentist would perform routine procedures, such as a comprehensive dental examination, but it is particularly important for children with toothaches, cavities, poor oral hygiene or other problems.
Regular comprehensive evaluations
Depending on the case, pediatric dentistry procedures may not require tooth preparations.
If the child has an abscessed tooth , the child may need to be given antibiotics to control the infection before the tooth is extracted or treated..
Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral health care for patients up to adulthood. Pedodontic specialists assess the health of children’s teeth, and are especially interested in early prevention through proper oral hygiene techniques and sensitizing the child on receiving care. Pediatric dentists also assess the child’s development and refer them to the appropriate orthodontic practitioner.
Parents should bring their child’s medical history to the initial dental checkup.
Checkups usually take up to 30 minutes.