PEDODONTICS

THE BRANCH OF DENTISTRY DEALING WITH CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE

What is pedodontics?

Pedodontics or pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry which specializes in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of teeth in infants and children who are under the age of 16. The Dentists who specializes in dentistry for children is known as Pedodontist and they receive an extensive two to three years of training in child psycology, growth and development which make them certified pedodontist. They work towards the maintainence of baby teeth (milk teeth) untill they are naturally lost. They also provide a guidance in context to good and healthy nutritious diet which plays a vital role in eating habits and ways to prevent cavities from occuring.

Pedodontic Dentistry includes the following:

Child dietry consultation
Routine dental check up
Dental education and behavioural management.
Cleaning and polishing teeth
Restorations and tooth colour filling of deciduous tooth
Sealant of the permanent teeth
Space maintainer
Root canal treatment

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