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WHAT IS THE FIELD OF PEDODONTICS?

WHAT IS THE FIELD OF PEDODONTICS?

Pediatric dentistry is covers the period from the first teeth to the completion of permanent teeth. In pediatric dentistry, especially milk teeth are tried to be protected from caries and losses.

 

WHEN DOES THE FIRST TOOTH IN BABIES APPEAR?

The first teething in the baby starts at the 6th month and continues until the age of 2.5. These periods may be earlier or later.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE FIRST TOOTH?

Teething symptoms are generally increased saliva, pain and restlessness, redness and swelling of the gums, biting, scratching, – insomnia, anorexia and fever.

 

WHAT CAN BE DONE DURING  TEETHING PERIOD FOR BABIES?

During the teething period of the baby;  the gums can be massaged with a cold cloth, teether can be used, cold foods can be given and syrups to reduce pain can be given.

 

WHEN SHOULD THE FIRST DENTIST VISIT  BE DONE?

The first Dental examination is also required after the baby’s teeth begin to erupt.

 

WHEN SHOULD DENTAL CLEANING START IN BABIES?

Dental cleaning in infants should be started after appearing of the first teeth. Brushing with fluorine-free paste and brush should be started from the age of 1 and should continue until 3 years of age. Toothpastes containing 500 ppm fluorine between the ages of 3-6 can be used. At this age, kid must be under parental control.

WHAT SHOULD PARENTS TAKE CARE FOR HEALTHY TEETH DEVELOPMENT?

The baby should not be put to sleep while breastfeeding and milk with honey should not be drunk before sleeping. If these have to be done, the teeth must be wiped with a clean and wet cloth. Breastfeeding and bottle use should be stopped when the child is 1 year old.

 

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF MILK TEETH?

Milk teeth are 20 in total. Their tasks are providing the nutrition of the child, improving  speech,  and keeping space for permanent teeth.

 

WHAT ARE THE PEDODONTICS APPLICATIONS IN OUR CLINIC?

  1. Fissure sealants and fluorine applications to prevent milk teeth decay in early periods.
  2. Milk fillings,
  3. Milk canal treatments,
  4. Milk tooth extraction to make room for tooth that has to be removed or permanent,
  5. Mobile or fixed placeholder applications instead of early lost milk teeth.
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