Paedodontics (Children’s Dental Health)
Paedodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on the preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment of children from toddlers through adolescence. Given the ongoing development of the patient’s teeth and oral cavity, a primary focus is on management and preventative care.
Paedodontics also has a strong educational component, educating parents and children on proper dental hygiene and maintenance techniques and habits. Early detection through regular oral exams help prevent the need for future treatments and head off minor issues before they become more signification as the child ages.
Paedodontic treatments are means for children including infants and toddlers all the way through adolescents.
Treatments Areas May Focus On:
- Preventative home maintenance and care such as flossing, brushing, and mouthwash
- Risk assessment
- Issues regarding thumb or pacifier sucking
- Tooth development and alignment
- And more
Treatments May Include:
- Dental Crowns
- Root Canals
- Dental X-rays