Pedodontia aims to protect the baby tooth and permanent teeth of children between the age of 0- 13 from decay, trauma, genetics and other affects.
Foremost goal of pedodontics is to prevent the occurrence of dental problems and prepare a future without decay. These operations are calld Protective Dentistry Applications. Among these are the superficial flour and fissure sealant.
Topical (Superficial) Flour Implementation:
Flour protects the enamel from acid attacks and helps to prevent tooth decay. This is applied by the dentists with the gels (banana, strawberry) children like.
Fissure sealant is a fluoride fluid matter that is on the surface of the chewing permanent teeth. It forms a plane area, closing the fissures prone to decay and prevent the bacteria to reach there, and thus, intercepts the decay.
Baby teeth decays that are not treated cause bad smell, pain, difficulty in chewing and a bad look. That’s why, the baby teeth should be treated immediately without thinking that they will be replaced by the permanent teeth soon. If not treated, it can later cause crowding and problems in jaw. Decays in baby teeth can be treated with fillings, and infections with canal treatment. If the infection is spread and it affects the child’s permanent tooth and health, the tooth should be pulled out.
These are either stable or moving walk splints to help maintain the space of the baby teeth that is somehow lost. Walk splints prevent other teeth to take the space of the pulled out tooth and reduce the risk of later crowding.
Tooth Injuries (Trauma):
Other big dental problem that is faced in children is baby and permanent tooth injuries. Treatment procedure is initiated taking into consideration the age of the patient, the level and the area of the injury, tissues related to trauma and the general state of the patient.