Children can’t handle pain like most adults do, so our
treatments for dental problems in children are planned accordingly, to protect
your child from pain or discomfort during dental procedures.
Fillings: When cavities
destroy small portions of the teeth, the affected areas have to be cleaned
thoroughly and filled to reduce any further damage. For children’s teeth, we
generally use glass ionomer, which is strong, durable and colour-matched to
natural teeth. It also bonds with natural tooth enamel and helps to fill in gaps
between uneven teeth.
Pulpotomy/ Pulpectomy : The best treatment for cavities in a child’s tooth
is pulpotomy if the infection hasn't reached the pulp and if it has then we opt
for pulpectomy. To prevent further gum or tissue damage, a stainless steel crown
is placed on the treated tooth. During this procedure, we educate the child on
the long term problems and effects of tooth decay, as well as preventive
measures for good oral hygiene.
Fluoride Application : Fluoride plays a crucial role in preventing formation
of cavities, especially for children. We encourage regular brushing with
fluoride toothpaste. In cases where brushing alone is ineffective during the
stages of permanent teeth development, fluoride may need to be applied either,
topically or systemically twice a year to reduce the likelihood of cavities
Space Maintainer : When milk teeth falls off, permanent teeth comes up to
replace it. This happens in a proper chronologic sequence. However, if a milk
tooth exfoliates prematurely with permanent tooth bud taking long time to form,
the surrounding teeth can shift into the gap, causing problems in space
orientation of permanent teeth. Thus, the child would require
orthodontic treatment later. Therefore, a space maintainer is used to maintain
an empty space for the upcoming permanent tooth if the milk tooth has exfoliated
prematurely. The space maintainer clip ensures sufficient space for permanent
tooth and supports the surrounding teeth too.