Paediatric Dentistry

 

An expert in dentistry who treats children is known as a paediatric dentist. They devote their professional lives to helping children and people with special needs. They are licenced dentists who have completed an additional three years of paediatric dentistry specialty training.

All children from infancy to puberty can receive the best dental care possible with the help of this programme, which equips participants with the required skills. Paediatric dentists are highly trained in cutting-edge treatment methods and methods for controlling children’s behaviour in order to treat nervous children, kids with special medical needs, and to help every kid have a positive and enjoyable dental experience.

 

 

Examination

 

 

A thorough evaluation of the patient’s relevant medical and nutritional history as well as any prior oral trauma is part of the initial comprehensive examination. Radiographs and intraoral picture recordings may be used in this evaluation.

 

 

Preventative Care

 

 

We promote good oral health practises and collaborate closely with our patients and their families to establish efficient, enjoyable, and individualised home dental care routines. We also provide excellent guidance on product selection, method adjustments, and upkeep plans.

 

 

Restorations

 

 

In some cases, restoration is required in addition to continuous preventive maintenance and guidance. Options for restoration include pulp treatments, crowns, and fillings. The security, durability, and strength of each restoration are our top priorities.

Emergencies

 

 

Kids will be kids. That entails bruising and bumps, so call our experts right away and they will provide you with more guidance if your child’s mouth is swollen, painful, or if a tooth has been chipped, damaged, or knocked out. If a consultation with one of our dentists is necessary, we will make every effort to see your kid as soon as possible.

 

 

Conscious Sedation

 

 

In our paediatric rooms at Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we provide nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation, which is a secure way to lessen discomfort and anxiety during dental treatment. Although they will feel more at ease, at ease, and floaty, your child will still be aware of what is going on around them, and treatment can go as usual.

 

 

General Anaesthesia

 

 

General anaesthesia is typically required when a child is very young, extremely afraid, has extensive dental work, has particular healthcare needs, or is in a situation where they won’t be able to withstand several chair visits for treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it ok for a baby to use a soother?

Infants’ natural instinct is to suck, but persistent, non-nutritive sucking behaviours can result in orthodontic problems as early as infancy. If you choose to give your infant a soother, we advise sticking to orthodontic soothers. Additionally, dentists advise giving up the usage of pacifiers at the age of 18 months.

What is baby bottle tooth decay?

Early childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth decay, are more correct terms for teeth decay in young children. There are various strategies to prevent early childhood caries, such as tossing anything else into infant bottles besides milk or formula or wiping your child’s gums with a moist washcloth after meals.

Frequent consumption of sugary beverages is one of the most frequent causes of early childhood caries. Long-term contact with sweetened beverages causes the formation of acid, which weakens and finally causes tooth decay.

Giving your baby or toddler fruit juices or drinks with added sugar in their bottles, especially before night, causes the enamel to be nearly continuously bathed in sugar, which causes severe and quick teeth decay

Why don’t my children’s teeth not come together?

This typifies what dentists refer to as an “open bite.” Sucking fingers or thumbs, sticking the tongue between teeth, and holding things (like pacifiers) between the teeth are all behaviours that can lead to this issue. Your dentist can provide you advice on the best way to solve this problem.

When should my children start brushing?

When your infant gets his or her first tooth, it’s usually a good opportunity to introduce the idea of oral hygiene. Only use a toothbrush on children aged 0 to 2; thereafter, use a small amount of toothpaste to brush their teeth twice daily.

Can I wash my baby’s mouth even if they have no teeth?

Yes, you can use a clean, little gauze pad or a clean, dry washcloth before your baby’s teeth erupt. To get rid of fluids and food residue, wipe the teeth and gums. Before going to bed, this can be done.

How much toothpaste should I use for my child?

For infants 0 to 2 years old, we advise only using a toothbrush. Your baby’s gums and newly emerging teeth will be cleaned, and a programme for early brushing will be established.

For children aged 2 to 7, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing at least 1000 ppm fluoride to brush both surfaces of each tooth.

Should my child floss?

You might need to start flossing your child’s teeth as early as age 4, when the contacts between the molars begin to tighten and make it more challenging to adequately clean the rear teeth with just a toothbrush. Your dentist can provide more guidance and show you practical flossing methods.

When should I bring my child to the dentist?

We advise scheduling a dental appointment for a child before the age of one, ideally at the time the first tooth erupts. When you take your child to the dentist at this age, the dentist can create a baseline record of your child’s oral health and provide you and your child with preventive information that will help you avoid dental decay.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

Your child should visit the dentist on a frequent basis, just as you do, so that the dentist can keep track of their growth. Your dentist could advise scheduling more frequent appointments based on the oral health of your child.

What is considered an emergency appointment?

There are many different types of dental emergencies, however the most common ones include.

  • Inflammation/Dental Abscess (infection)
  • An extraction of a tooth
  • A traumatised tooth that is broken
  • A painful toothache

Contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic if your child has been injured or is in discomfort, and they will be able to provide you with more assistance.

What are the best ways to avoid dental injuries?

Have your child wear mouth guards while playing contact sports to prevent broken or knocked out teeth, as these kinds of accidents cause the majority of dental injuries.

For both adults and children, professional, individualised mouth guards are available at Smile Hub Dental Clinic.

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