Paediatric dentistry includes the special treatment of all diseases in the area of teeth, mouth and jaw that occur during childhood, i.e. from birth to puberty.
There is a significant difference between paediatric dentistry and dentistry for adults that are shown in the following facts:
- The jaw of the child is still being developed; for example, the growth of the skull is not complete, children have primary (baby) teeth and only start to get their permanent dentition around the age of 6.
2. The accompanying psychological circumstances are extremely different in the treating a child compared to the psychology of an adult.
3. While a person is a child, the basis is laid to keep the teeth for a very long time and during childhood we also lay foundation for possible fears of the dentist.
4. It is easier to motivate and teach children to have good oral hygiene.
5. Children are not little adults, who can be treated with the same treatment concept as adults. They require the development of a different treatment protocol, that is adjusted to the anatomical and physiological characteristics of children. The mental development of children also needs to be taken into account.
Areas of treatment in paediatric dentistry
- preventive measures
a. preventive hygienic and orthodontic measures with the goals of healthy teeth and correct tooth positions
b. dietary advice
c. fluoride applications
- treatment of caries, the pulp and periodontal diseases
- early-stage orthodontic treatment
- treatment of injuries form accidents
It is important to us that our little patients get the best possible treatment. They should feel comfortable during their check up appointments and we prepare them in a fun way for any necessary procedures. These should be performed by a specialist or expert for paediatric dentistry in our network, if possible.