As the saying goes “A stitch in time saves nine” and “Prevention is better than cure”. Likewise, the role of pediatric dentistry in treating deciduous and young permanent teeth is of great value. Addressing the simpler dental needs of a child as they arise is a much more effective method than waiting until the problem requires a major procedure. Early visits to a dentist are helpful in identifying dietary and dental problems at a very early stage and make it possible to take preventive measures that eliminate the need for complex procedures in the future. Establishing good oral hygiene habits and preventing dental trauma by regular visits to a dentist during their formative years are key to ensuring your child’s long term oral health.
Our pediatric dental treatments include:
- Application of pit & fissure sealants to avoid dental cavities
- Pulpal therapies for deciduous and young permanent teeth
- Space maintenance
- Habit-breaking appliance
- Preventive and interceptive orthodontics
- Extraction and restoration of deciduous teeth
All aspects of children’s dentistry are undertaken, with particular emphasis again placed on prevention and oral hygiene, with correct usage of fluorides and early application of fissure sealants. Early applications of fissure sealants help prevent the degradation of teeth. Constant preventive, interceptive and therapeutic care is required via pit & fissure sealants, space maintainers, fillings, pulpal therapies, stainless steel crowns etc to lay down the foundation of a healthy dentition and oro-facial complex.
Dr R. Rajesh BDS, MDS heads our pediatric dentistry section at Trivandrum Dental Specialists’ Group. He is passionate about working with children and is gifted with that special touch that endears him to his young patients.