What is Pediatric dentist?
A paediatric dentist is a specialist in the field of dentistry and dedicated to treating children from an infant to a teenager. They are experienced in dealing with the development stages of teeth, gums and childhood oral health.
Paediatric treatment is available at Blackheath Dental practice to ensure that children receive the highest quality dental treatments, oral health guidance and that any dental problems are spotted during the early stages.
A child will see a paediatric dentist for regular oral examinations and hygiene checkups. Advice will be given concerning home oral health care and good eating and drinking habits.
Why would you go to a pediatric dentist?
A paediatric dentist is fully qualified to treat all stages of developing teeth and early diagnosis of any oral infection. They can advise on corrective treatment should teeth be growing in a way that may later cause complications, and are training to treat oral conditions associated with asthma, diabetes, hay fever, and attention deficit disorder.
Blackheath Dental practice pediatric dentists are trained to deal with a child’s behaviour and the social anxiety around visiting the dentist. Kids are not always patient or compliant during examinations but our team will make them feel as comfortable as possible during their appointment.
What are the benefits of pediatric dentistry for infants?
A paediatric dentist will provide oral health care for infants that include mouth examinations, advice concerning dummy use and thumb sucking. As your child grows we offer preventative children’s dentistry, oral hygiene, treatment and restoration.
You can discuss preventative dental home care measures with your pediatric dentist such as brushing, fluoride treatments and the proper care for dental injuries including a lost, displaced, or fractured tooth.
Dental conditions a pediatric dentist can treat
It’s not just adults who suffer from oral conditions such as gum disease, cavities and ulcers. Without proper dental examination and care from an early age, permanent teeth can be prone to decay. As the teeth are still developing they are actually more prone to dental caries (or cavities).
A paediatric dentist will diagnose complaints and provide remedial treatment to eliminate or manage any problems including the removal of wisdom teeth, overbite and irregular teeth.
Guidance will be offered about foods and drinks that may strip the teeth of its protective enamel thus leading to gum disease, decay and cavities.