Pediatric dentistry

Pedodontics or pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry which specializes in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of teeth in infants and children who are under the age of 16. The Dentists who specializes in dentistry for children is known as Pedodontist and they receive an extensive two to three years of training in child psycology, growth and development which make them certified pedodontist. They work towards the maintainence of baby teeth (milk teeth) untill they are naturally lost. They also provide a guidance in context to good and healthy nutritious diet which plays a vital role in eating habits and ways to prevent cavities from occuring.

Pedodontic Dentistry may include some or all of the following:-

Child dietry consultation

Routine dental check up

Dental education and behavioural management

Fluoride application treatment

Cleaning and polishing teeth

Restorations and tooth colour filling of deciduous tooth

Sealant of the permanent teeth

Space maintainer

Root canal treatment