Pediatric dentistry

Pediatric dentistry

The science and study which deals with dental treatments for children, from birth to reaching adolescence, is called pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentistry includes the following:

  • The growth and development of the teeth of children

  • Prevention and treatment of dental diseases

  • Child psychology and management

  • Other pediatric restorative procedures and modalities.


Any type of medical treatment is different when the patient is a child. In order to perform the dental treatment properly, it is crucial that trust and confidence is established between the dentist and the patient. There should be a positive relationship between the dentist and the child, so that the child feels comfortable with the dental treatments and examinations, etc.

Understanding and knowledge of child psychology plays a very important role in pediatric dentistry. This is the reason pediatric dentists have to obtain 2 or three years of post doctoral dental training after the general dental training.

Poor oral hygiene among children can furnish severely negative results because the growth and development of the permanent teeth,  also relies on the health and condition of the deciduous teeth. This is the reason pediatric dentists pay more attention in preventing and treating tooth decay among children. It has also been observed that poor oral health also negatively affect and influence the academic and educational performance and the social relationships of the child.

Pediatric dentists enlighten children, in an interesting way, about the significance of maintaining good oral hygiene, following healthy eating habits and taking measures on their own to prevent diseases and infections of the oral cavity.

Pediatric dentists also take care of the growth, development and hygiene of the deciduous teeth, until these teeth are lost and replaced by permanent teeth. Good hygiene of the deciduous teeth makes sure that the child chews properly and sustains healthy nutrition. The speaking abilities of the child are also connected with the health of the deciduous teeth. When the deciduous teeth are perfectly aligned and healthy, then there will be sufficient room for the permanent teeth as well.

The responsibilities and the role of the pediatric dentist change when the individuals  reach adolescence. The pediatric dentist informs the children about the significance of self-image and the looks of the patients teeth. Preventive measures are taken to avoid the occurrence of any disease or infection of the oral cavity. At this age, it is also necessary that the pediatric dentist starts enlightening the patient about matters such as the eruption of wisdom teeth, affects of tobacco usage on oral hygiene, sealants, oral piercing, etc.

A pediatric dentist not only educates and enlightens the children, but also the parents of these children. It is important that parents also take care of the oral hygiene of their children.

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The science and study which deals with dental treatments for children, from birth to reaching adolescence, is called pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentistry includes the following:

  • The growth and development of the teeth of children
  • Prevention and treatment of dental diseases .... read more


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