What is Pedodontics (Pediatric Dentistry)?
What is Pedodontics (Pediatric Dentistry)?


Pedodontics is a Latin word and means "child's teeth". Pedodontics is the department that aims to ensure the health care of the milk and permanent teeth of children between the ages of 0 and 12, and to eliminate the problems caused by caries, trauma, genetics, and various factors. Pedodontists follow the oral-dental health and development of the jaw-face area from infancy and treat them when necessary. Their primary purpose is to support children in this age range to protect their oral and dental health. The Department of Pedodontics also deals with the treatment of individuals with communication disorders and disabilities that require special attention by using special techniques.


The main topics that pediatric dentists deal with in are as follows:


  • Prevention of dentist fear in children
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Preventive orthodontic treatments
  • Nutrition and care training
  • Treatment of decays in the milk and permanent teeth of children and tissue loss due to caries
  • Root canal treatment
  • If necessary, tooth extraction and placeholder treatment techniques to prevent tooth slippage
  • Treatment of bruxism
  • Preventive treatments from gum diseases
  • Treatment of genetic dental problems in children


What is Fissure Sealant Application (Dental Vaccine)?


This application is a preventive treatment method that prevents decay by closing the deep and decay-prone grooves on the chewing surfaces of the molar teeth with a fluid substance.


What is Fluorine Application?


Fluorine is a natural mineral found in many things in our lives. Due to its fluorine structure, it plays a very active role in protecting decay. Fluorine, which is added to the tooth structure, makes the tooth more durable and resistant to caries. It is mostly used in the treatment of caries seen between the ages of 0 and 4 due to the immaturity of the enamel.


What Are Place-Holders?


Treatment may not always be possible in cases where deciduous teeth lose excessive substance due to caries. Early removal of teeth that cannot be treated like this may be required. To prevent these unexpected and early loss of milk teeth from adversely affecting the future permanent tooth, appliances called placeholders are used. The role of placeholders is to prevent the teeth adjacent to the region from bending into this gap and to help the permanent tooth to come out properly. In this way, future orthodontic problems can be prevented. It also prevents speech and chewing disorders.


What is Composite Filling?


In children, a tooth that is impacted for various reasons may get broken. The first preferred method is to bring the broken piece to the physician for storage and treatment. If there is such a possibility, the parts of the broken tooth are glued in place with the help of bonding agents. If the part of the broken tooth cannot be found, the restoration of the broken tooth is performed using a composite filling. If the fillings are large, a composite veneer application is preferred. Depending on the use of the individual, they may need to be renewed at certain points.

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