Dental caries is also known as cavities or tooth decay. Kids are very susceptible to carries as soon as their first teeth erupt around the age of 6 months.
If cavities are left untreated, it can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, and may be speaking. The good news is that cavities are preventable and treatable. Do visit us to make your kids smile again.
Preventive dentistry for children is a collaborative effort between the dentist, the kid, and the kid’s parents. Maintaining proper oral hygiene and other preventive treatments, and a balanced diet is also important for promoting and maintaining oral health.
Dentists at Dr. Kohli’s dental clinic provide comprehensive services to help kids establish good oral hygiene practices that stick with them for life. Consult us to know more options to keep the smile intact.
Kids Root Canal Treatment
A root canal for kids, or a pulpotomy, remove the infection from the diseased pulp tissue. A root canal for kids is a better choice than tooth loss:
- Saving a primary tooth allows a child to retain full function of their teeth, jaws, and tongue.
- Loss of a tooth can affect speech and create eating problems.
- Primary teeth serve the important role of guiding permanent teeth into their proper positions as they arrive between the ages of 6 and 12. Early loss of primary teeth can cause an abnormal eruption of permanent teeth, which may require extensive (and costly) orthodontic treatment down the road.
Talk to us for more information on your kid’s infected teeth.
Oral Habit Correction Appliances
Habits like thumb sucking, tongue-thrusting, etc. can be stopped by these habit breaking appliances. These habits are perfectly normal in infants and a natural instinct. However when these oral habits continues for some year they may cause improper bite and you should consider a habit breaking appliance.
These are completely painless and a great way to help you kid to get rid of these habits.
Primary teeth guide the eruption of permanent teeth. If a kid loses his or her primary teeth prematurely, he or she may need a space maintainer to hold space for permanent teeth.
If a primary tooth is lost too early, adult teeth can erupt into the space instead of where they should be. When more adult teeth are ready to come into the mouth, there may not be enough room for them because of the lost space. To prevent this from happening, we recommend a space maintainer to hold open the space left by the missing tooth.
Management of Traumatic Injuries
Oral injuries are the second most common injury that happens in children. If left untreated, it can pose a significant risk to the permanent dentition.
While managing these traumatic injuries, we focus on optimizing the healing in the primary dentition. We also ensure that no further injury is transmitted to developing permanent dentition.
Never try to treat a traumatic injury at your home as this may lead to a long term oral health issues.