What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty that deals with the preventive and therapeutic oral care of children and adolescents.
For whom is this type of treatment indicated?
Pediatric dentistry is indicated for all patients between the ages of 2-3 years old until they reach adulthood. The Spanish Society of Pediatric Dentistry advises that the first visit should be made when the eruption of the 20 teeth that make up the first dentition has been completed, between 2-3 years of age.
What are the benefits of pediatric dentistry?
Directing the child to have a positive attitude towards dental treatment, gaining their cooperation and trust, creating a good dental environment and ensuring that the child takes away a good experience, thus forming a basis for future experiences with the dentist and dental instruments.
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What is the duration of this type of treatment?
Children, with few exceptions, begin their relationship with the pediatric dentist in a first short visit where teeth, gums and the maxillary and mandibular bones will be examined to make sure there are no problems. In addition, parents will receive information about a non-cariogenic diet, oral hygiene, and the management of certain oral habits such as pacifiers and digital suction.
Will the treatment hurt my child? Does it require anesthesia?
All visits are painless, and the first pediatric dentistry visits or check-ups do not require any type of anesthesia. If the child needs any type of intervention, it can be performed with local anesthesia, premedication, nitrous oxide and in more complex cases, even with conscious intravenous sedation.
Does it require any type of inactivity?
Basic dental treatments do not require any downtime on the part of the patient.
Are there any contraindications to this type of treatment?