Pedodontics/ Kids Dentistry

Pedodontics/Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of Dentistry which looks after the comprehensive oral health needs of children from birth till adolescence.
Teething in humans starts when they are as young as 6 months old and develop their set of primary ‘milk’ teeth. At the age of 6-7 years, they start losing their milk teeth and the permanent set of teeth start emerging.
Some parents tend to ignore taking their child to a Dentist as they feel that the milk teeth will fall off eventually. However, these milk teeth form the basis of developing permanent teeth. If they are not taken care of properly then problems can start at an early age, which can last a lifetime. Therefore, it is advised to start taking care of your baby’s teeth in the very early stages of their life to prevent future dental issues. This includes setting oral hygiene routine and regular visits to a Pedodontist/ Pediatric Dentist.
The Importance of Milk Teeth -
  • Milk teeth are important as they hold space for the permanent teeth to erupt.
  • They play a primary role in biting, chewing and grinding the food before digesting it.
  • They play an important role in speech patterns and training.
  • They are the basis of development of the jaw bones and muscles.
  • They provide the necessary space and shape to the mouth for the permanent teeth to erupt.
Treatment Modalities Offered by Paedodontist
  • Examine the mouth, teeth, and gums.
  • They are an expert in protecting your kids’ teeth by doing a fluoride treatment
  • Evaluate adverse habits like thumb sucking and habit counseling to keep the habits of kids in control
  • Treatment of tooth cavities
  • Treatment of dental injuries
  • They can suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.