The health of our children is very important and growth is a delicate phase in everyone’s life. Medical care at this stage of life can be important to ensure a healthy and normal life for the future adult person.
From this point of view pedodontics (pediatric or infantile dentistry) can play a very important role.
In fact this branch of modern dentistry, which treats patients in developmental age from 2 to 16 years, does not intervene only in the case of diseases or syndromes of the mouth / teeth apparatus, but can also concern the clinical treatment of alteration of the skull or jaw.
Pedodontics deals with different pathologies and requires different professional skills that only a team of doctors can guarantee.
The most widespread problem is the treatment of caries both on milk teeth (deciduous teeth) and on permanent teeth; in fact the child tends to make high use of complex sugars that facilitate the process of caries of the teeth especially if not reduced through a daily oral hygiene that is difficult to obtain by the children. The dentist, in addition to intervening with conservative dental care, can help the child, and parents, by indicating the correct systems of daily oral hygiene.
Milk teeth, however, can create other diseases that give problems to the child during growth. In fact, the prevention done with pediatric orthodontics allows an early verification of the masticatory functions and maxillary / mandibular occlusion of the child already with deciduous teeth. In this way it is possible to prevent dental misalignments or skeletal anomalies.
In the same way a pathology could create a dental inclusion (the tooth that grows in the bone) that generates an abnormal growth of the dental arch or of the permanent teeth.
In some cases, therefore, it is not sufficient to intervene conservatively or orthodontically, but it is necessary to resort to infant oral surgery to ensure the correct development of both permanent teeth and bone elements such as the dental arches.
The last aspect of pedodontics, and the professional skills that the doctor who takes care of them must have, concerns the approach that the dentist has with the very young patient. Dialogue is a fundamental component in the approach with these patients; it has the main purpose of making the child overcome the fear of pain and on the other hand also makes parents participate in the care of their children.
In our clinic, even for this branch of dentistry, the professionalism and specialization of doctors is placed as a fundamental condition; our medical team has gained a great deal of experience with hundreds of very young patients treated for different dental pathologies.