Treatments » Child Dentistry
Parents and children welcome to Malligai Dental Children's Dental Center! We’re happy to see you and your little ones in our clinics. We work hard to make each dental visit fun and kid-oriented because we believe that oral health care need not be a scary experience for your child.
Pediatric Dentistry also is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs –American Pediatric Dentistry Association.
Following are the various treatments offered under the sector of pediatric dentistry
Stainless crowns are the choice of crowns for kids. They are placed onto a root canal treated milk tooth, primarily to maintain the tooth till the permanent teeth erupt.
Baby Tooth Extraction
The baby tooth has to be retained for however long it can be. This is mainly because milk tooth is required to be in place till the permanent teeth erupt. If extracted early, the space for the permanent might be lost. So procedures such as root canal, stainless steel crown are advised.
Kids tend to develop delirious habits due to psychological disturbances such as thumb sucking, nail biting, lip biting, tongue thrusting, etc. These habits have an adverse effect on the teeth causing conditions of teeth spacing, crowding, rotations, protrusion, etc., hence affecting the facial appearance. We need to correct these habits in the earlier stages itself by fabricating customized ‘habit breaking’ appliances for each problem.
Crooked Teeth in kids
Crooked teeth are malpositioned teeth due to the above mentioned debilitating habits. They can be corrected early in the late mixed dentition period(10-13 years of age) when the kids when kids begin to cooperate, to understand instructions and follow the treatment.
Tooth decay also is known as Dental caries, is a breakdown enamel of the teeth due to the acids produced by bacteria. The cavities may be present in any teeth, any surface of teeth and have to be restored at the earliest stages to prevent further complications.
A fluoride varnish is fluoride in highly concentrated form of that is applied to all the teeth surfaces, by a dentist as a type of topical fluoride therapy to enhance the resistance of the enamel to dental decay.
A dental sealant is a preventive dental treatment focused on preventing tooth decay. Dental sealants are materials placed on deep pits and fissures found on the eating surface of the back teeth to fill them in, creating a smooth surface that prevents food accumulation and is easy to clean.
Root Canal treatment for kids
The pulp is the innermost, living tissue inside the teeth. When dental caries is left unattended for a long time, it tends to migrate into the pulpal region, causing severe infection and toothache. We might have to perform two procedures known as called pulpectomy (complete removal of the pulp and subsequent filling of the entire root canal) or pulpotomy (partial removal of the pulp in the crown region and restoration)which are equivalent to permanent teeth root canal treatment.