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Children are often exposed to various dental issues, among which the concern of tooth decay is common. Handling them can be slightly tricky, especially when you bring them to a dentist for a consultation. Rest assured, pediatric dentists are well-trained to treat children and young patients in a friendly and compassionate manner. 

 

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

 

Pediatric dentistry, also called pedodontics, is concerned with the oral health management of children. A pediatric dentist specializes in the oral health of kids and treats all sorts of dental issues in infants, children, and adolescents.

A pediatric dentist knows how to treat children while making them comfortable during the treatment. We often provide a variety of treatment options and oral health services to take care of a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth as a whole.

 

What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?

 

A pediatric dentist performs routine consultations and various dental treatments required to maintain optimum oral health in children. Some common treatments performed by pediatric dentists include:

 

Routine Checkups

Dental health is a significant element in the overall well-being of children. Routine dental check ups involve a professional oral cleaning to remove the buildup of tartar and plaque on the teeth. A pediatric dentist also does an examination to ensure the normal development of the child’s teeth and gums.

 

Dental Fillings

Cavities are a common dental problem in children, and they result in toothache, infections, and loss of teeth. A pediatric dentist will remove the decay from the infected tooth and place a tooth-colored filling in it to restore the tooth.

 

Orthodontics

Pediatric dentists also provide orthodontic solutions, and they are well-trained to diagnose any orthodontic issues in children. If your child has issues with their bite, misaligned teeth, bruxism, or any other teeth misalignment concern, we can provide suitable orthodontic solutions in the form of braces or Invisalign.

 

Fluoride Treatments

Pediatric dentists also provide fluoride treatment to children as a measure to prevent cavities and reduce the occurrence of tooth decay. Sealants are placed on the occlusal grooves to cover them entirely, which prevents food residue and microbial accumulation. It is a preventive measure to avoid cavities in the molars and premolars.

 

X-Rays

Pediatric dentists recommend getting dental x-rays once a year for kids and teens. It helps in the timely detection of cavities, tooth decay, and other dental issues that may be underlying below the surface of the teeth and gums. Moreover, x-rays can also identify issues in teeth alignment well before they emerge.

Please reach out to Rota Advanced Dental Care in Colorado Springs, CO, 80923, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rota. Please call us at (719) 598-1224 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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