Dental care for young children starts as early as 6 months of age,when the first milk tooth appears in the mouth.
The milk teeth for children have an important role to play. They not only help in eating well for also maintain the proper space and shape of the jaws so that the permanent teeth come in the proper alignment.
Dental visit for young kids need to very pleasant and it is usually recommended that no procedure be performed in the child’s first dental visit .A t Dentxl child is just made familiar with the dental office and the staff to dispel all the apprehensions the child might have had about the dental treatment.
We recommend highly some preventive treatment for young children to ensure they have a caries free mouth.
TOPICAL FLOURIDE APPLICATION . It is the simplest and routine method for effective prevention of cavities in children.The application of fluoride is easy to achieve. The fluoride varnish or gels are applied on a childs teeth for few minutes. The child is then instructed to avoid eating or drinking for half an hour. The fluoride on drying forms a protective layer on the teeth that strengthens the mineral structure of teeth by increasing the fluoride content. This makes the teeth stronger against attack of cavities. It also sometimes remineralizes already existing cavities. Flouride application prevents and even reverse s early childhood caries .It helps in reducing cavities in both primary and permanent teeth.
PIT AND FISSURE SEALANTS. The uneven pits and areas of sharp grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth are the most potential area for cavities as it is difficult to clean. A material is flowed in the cracks ,grooves ,pits and fissures of a tooth thus blocking off the potential area of tooth decay .The procedure does not require any tooth cutting .It is highly recommended for new permanent molars in your child’s mouth.
SPACE MAINTAINERS. If a baby or milk tooth is lost earlier than it should due to cavities or trauma ,it is important that the space in the mouth prevented from closing up due to the movement of neighbouring teeth. This is done with the help of custom made space maintainers for your childs teeth. The space maintainer will ensure that when the permanent tooth erupts ,it come in right alignment.
PULPOTOMY or BABY Tooth Root Canal Treatment. When the cavities in baby tooth become very deep and infect the tooth nerve the diseased and infected part of the tooth nerve is removed . A soothing medicine is placed inside the tooth. This protects the tooth from the need of going for premature removal of tooth.