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What is Pedodontics?

Pedodontics, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a specialty that deals with children from infancy to adolescence. Pediatric dentistry is a very important field, as dental problems and treatments can be frightening, especially for children. Since primary teeth have a different structure than main teeth, they may require a different approach in the diagnosis and treatment process. In this respect, the importance of pediatric dentistry is great.

What Kind of Treatment Methods Do Pedodontists Apply?

Pedodontists first perform a general dental examination. In the meantime, they make dental examination and treatment fun for children with various gamification methods in order to prevent the fear of dentists that may occur in children.
As part of the general dental examination, they assess the risk of caries, diagnose oral diseases and offer oral care recommendations.
Pedodontists can easily see and diagnose dental problems by interpreting dental x-rays.
They examine the development of teeth and jaws in infants and children and inform the family about this issue.
They diagnose the cause of teething problems in babies and apply appropriate treatment methods.
Malocclusion is the name given to tooth occlusion disorder. Pedodontists detect malocclusions and offer the most appropriate orthodontic treatment method.

  • After diagnosing the problem in the tooth, they determine the most appropriate treatment method among the treatment methods such as filling, crown coating and tooth extraction for the problem and apply the method they have determined themselves.
  • If the tooth extraction method is applied, if necessary, they place a placeholder in place of the extracted tooth. The placeholder prevents other teeth from slipping into the extracted tooth, preventing various dental disorders for children.
  • Pedodontists perform dental cleaning and fluoride application in children.
  • They offer treatment methods for bad oral habits in children such as thumb sucking, nail biting, long-term pacifier and bottle sucking. They provide care for traumatized gum tissues and broken or damaged teeth in children.
  • They offer treatment for pediatric gum problems that are common in children.
  • When necessary, they can apply different levels of sedation (minimum, medium or deep) and general anesthesia while applying treatment. Pedodontists also perform dental examinations and treatments for children with special needs.
  • Doctors who are experts in the field of pedodontics can make many applications for children's dental health. By choosing pedodontists for child dental health, you can prevent situations that may cause problems in adulthood.