Pediatric dentistry (Pedodontics) is a branch of dentistry which deals with the dental and oral health management and treatment of children from birth to adolescence. At Chikitsawe aid in maintenance and promotion of dental health of children.
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. Pediatric dentistry encompasses a variety of disciplines, techniques, procedures, and skills that share a common basis with other specialties, but are modified and adapted to the unique requirements of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs.
OUR SERVICES FOR KIDS
Dental emergencies occur often in young patients. Though some can require urgent treatment, it is important to remain calm while determining the course of action. Dental emergencies are any trauma or condition that requires immediate attention.
- Fractured or broken tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Tooth displacement
- Injured jaw bone, cheek, lip or tongue
Pulpal therapy is a pediatric dental treatment used to treat and preserve a child’s natural tooth that has been affected by an injury or tooth decay. The pulp is soft tissue located inside the teeth. When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, the pulp may be exposed to bacteria, causing infection and pain. Rather than extract the tooth entirely, the infected pulp may be removed and replaced with a filler that prevents bacteria from further damaging the tooth.
TOOTH COLORED FILLING
More than half of children over age six have some degree of tooth decay. When cavities are left untreated, they can lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss. Fortunately, pediatric dentists can fill cavities to prevent them from worsening or causing complications. Modern dentistry has made it possible to fill cavities discreetly using tooth-colored fillings, also known as composites. Children with tooth-colored fillings can retain decayed teeth in a way that is both functionally effective and visually appealing.
SEDATION IN KIDS
Sedation helps ensure that pediatric dental visits offer young patients a comfortable experience and effective results. Often, children are intimidated by dental visits or otherwise unable to sit still during treatments for extended periods of time. Sedation helps minimize anxiety and relax children during dental visits – all under the safe supervision of a pediatric dentist.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT FOR KIDS & TEENS
When you are a child, your teeth are constantly changing and growing, just like the rest of your body. With orthodontics for kids and teens, we can keep a better eye on the bones of your mouth – and the development of your smile. At Chikitsa Child and Dental Care, we understand that gapped teeth or an overbite can wear on a child’s self-esteem. That’s why we strive to provide effective and affordable orthodontics options for kids and teens.
As the most common corrective tool for a child’s teeth, braces are also more affordable and effective than ever before. In addition, they come in a variety of colors, including silver and clear. Our child and teen orthodontics patients are pleased with the way braces have straightened their teeth, removed gaps, and improved jaw alignment.
Teen Invisalign ®
An increasing number of teens are drawn to Invisalign®, a unique dental system that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to maneuver teeth into the proper position. In fact, there is a product called Invisalign Teen® that is specially created for teenagers. We are pleased to offer teen Invisalign® as part of our orthodontic services to the teenagers.
What is a space maintainer?
For children, the space maintainer is a common appliance that is made when a baby tooth is extracted due to dental decay. The space maintainer preserves the space for the permanent tooth to come in.
Actually, all baby teeth are like space maintainers since they are in the mouth until the permanent teeth are ready to come in.
Why are space maintainers important?
A space maintainer is important because its main purpose is to preserve the space for the permanent tooth to come in, therefore, not allowing the rest of the teeth to shift or move.
By keeping the space open, the space maintainer will allow the permanent tooth to come in straight and may help to avoid future treatments like braces.
Not every child who loses a baby tooth early will require a space maintainer, but it is highly recommended to have a professional consultation to determine if one is needed.