Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides
dental health care for infants and children through adolescence,
including those with special health care needs.
Pediatric dentists are trained to perform a wide range of
dental procedures in children. Pediatric dentists have an
in-depth knowledge on child psychology, which helps them
to manage and provide efficient dental care to children.
It is their responsibility to ensure a pleasant experience
during a child's visit to the dentist. Most adults who are poor dental patients
might have had a traumatic dental experience during their
Ideally the first dental visit of a child should begin at
8-12 months of age. Pediatric dentists are trained to perform
infant examination and also to provide the necessary information
regarding infant oral here. Most of the children who have
regular dental visits from infancy remain caries free (decay
free) throughout their lifetime.
Pediatric dentists provide children (also their parents)
with information regarding prevention of dental caries,
oral hygiene measures and other common oral problems thereby
helping them achieve a smooth transition from milk teeth
to an ideal set of permanent teeth.
Pediatric dentist provides the following dental procedures
>> Amalgam and Composite Fillings for primary teeth
>> Pediatric root canal therapy
>> Minor orthodontic correction
>> Preventive care for cleft lip and palate children
>> Management of traumatic injuries in children
>> Space maintainers
>> Habit breaking appliances
>> Treatment under general anesthesia and sedation
>> Stainless steel crowns
>> Pit and fissure sealants
>> Diet counselling.