Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry in charge of treating children.
The pediatric dentist will therefore be in charge of exploring and treating children and newborns. It is also in charge of detecting possible anomalies in the position of the jaws or teeth to refer to the orthodontist, an orthodontic specialist, and of doing a restorative treatment if needed.
The restorative treatment mainly consists of treating trauma, using sealants that have the function of slightly filling the grooves and fissures of the teeth without hardly removing dental material to avoid possible cavities, and treating the cavities produced and their consequences.
The main difference between regular dentistry and pediatric dentistry in the treatment of cavities is the presence of primary or milk teeth in children, which causes the treatment to change. So injuries that occur in the primary dentition will be treated in a less conservative and more aggressive way than those that occur in permanent teeth. To avoid that, in the worst case, an insufficient treatment could be given to a temporary tooth that would later affect its successor.
When it comes to the health of your child’s baby teeth, there is no better time than now to practice excellent oral hygiene habits. Pediatric dental care ensures that your child’s baby teeth remain healthy, free from cavities and other dental diseases.
Baby’s milk teeth are very important. The developmental stages that are critical to your child’s future dental health depend on these teeth. Pediatric dentistry provides parents with guidance on oral care, so that children have excellent dental hygiene as they grow up.
Many orthopedic problems are easier to correct if they are caught earlier. That is why we recommend that each child see such a specialist before 7 years of age.
As children get older, some of these conditions correct themselves without treatment. Others do not, or become more serious due to other medical conditions.
But many orthopedic (bone) conditions, like dimples or cleft jaws, are just normal variations of human anatomy that don’t need to be treated.