Our Services - Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry is a field of dentistry that revolves around the dental care requirements of children. Dentists specializing in pediatric dentistry are known as pedodontists. To be a qualified pedodontist, one has to undergo an additional training beyond the standard training required to become a general dentist.
From providing routine dental care to performing x-ray examinations, a pedodontist offers various treatments to kids. Most of the pedodontists focus more on providing preventative dental care. This is because proper dental practices right from the early stages prevent dental infections, cavities or occlusions.
How is the treatment carried out?
The pedodontist would first like to spend some time with your child, teaching him/her the dos and don’ts of dental care. During these initial appointments few healthy dental habits are discussed such as effective brushing, flossing, etc. The pedodontist will then move ahead with a cavity preventive procedure such as tooth sealant.
Due to excessive pain caused during a dental treatment and therefore, at times find it difficult to face a dentist. Children usually experience the same level of fear. With giant dental equipments and the unpleasant sound they make, a dental clinic may seem too scary to a child. With an intention to make children feel comfortable while in the clinic, a pedodontist explains why he/she is in the clinic and why there is no need to fear.