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Pediatric Dentistry

Child Tooth Treatments

Which treatments are applied in Dentopol Pedodontics Clinic?

It is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the care of children’s teeth. Specialist dentists who have specialist certificates and diplomas in Pedodontics with a Pedagogical Formation are working in this clinic.

Pedodontics Clinic offers the following treatment services and more to its little patients:

Baby tooth extraction, composite filling for children, root canal treatment for children, Fissure Covering, Local Flour Application, Prefabricated Crowns, Place Holder Application, Child Prosthesis, Amputation, Pediatric Strip Crown, Compomer Filling, Open Apex Dental root canal application.

What is Pedodontics?

Pedodontics is the dentistry branch that makes all kinds of treatments and preventive applications for the treatment of milk and permanent teeth of children aged between 0-12 years. This clinic makes also preventive applications against the oral and dental problems of children and the most important subject in Pedodontics is familiarizing the children with the examinations. In recent years, it has been observed in research about dental decay that in the age range (2-6) and in the period between the ages (7-12) there is 90% of dental decays.  For this reason, it is important for the child’s future oral and dental health to take measures to protect the general health of child via the preventive dentistry.

Babies and Tooth

When are baby teeth completed?

Baby teeth will be completed at the age of 24 to 30 months. There will be in total 20 teeth, 10 in the upper jaw and 10 at the bottom.

When do the baby teeth fall out?

When the child is 7 years old, the milk teeth that fall out first are the lower front teeth, then the canine teeth and the molars. Finally the teeth that we call permanent are fall out. Permanent teeth are solid, rooted and lifelong teeth that live with you. Milk teeth can appear before or after the average age, it is also available for the falling out of teeth, they can be fallen out before the age of 7 (5-6 years) but this can also be happen at the age of 9.

How can I reduce the problems during tooth eruption?

  • Give to your baby something he can chew on.
  • Massage the gums with a clean and cold towel.
  • Make sure that the teether is not in plastic or dyed.
  • Consult your doctor about advanced problems.

 What does bottle tooth decay mean?

Baby bottle tooth decay typically happens in milk teeth and in the upper front teeth; other teeth may also be affected.

What are the consequences of baby bottle decay?

Baby bottle decay can lead to negative results such as canal root treatment or tooth extraction.

What can I do to prevent baby bottle decay?

  • You can avoid sleeping with a bottle filled with sugar drinks or avoiding the use (except to drink water) during the day.
  • Bottle use should be stopped when the baby is 12-14 months old
  • Do not put nipple in sweet food
  • Avoid sugary foods
  • After eating, clean your teeth and gums with a damp towel
  • Go to your dentist for an examination of your first teeth
  • Use a glass an after the age of 1 years.

What is the importance of baby tooth?

Milk teeth protect the place for permanent teeth. Early extraction can lead to complicated teeth and jaw problems. Milk teeth strengthen the jawbone and muscles. For a healthy mouth, the milk teeth should stay in the mouth until the age of 6-12 years.

Children and tooth

When should I go to the dentist with my child for the first time?

Children can go to the dentist when they are at the age of 6-12 months (when the first tooth appears). It would be useful to meet a dentist at the latest after all the milk teeth have been removed, it corresponds around 24 months.

When does tooth brushing start in children, how should it be?

0-2 age:
Usually, between 6. And 9. Months, mouth cavity must be cleaned by gauze while first tooth comes out. After the tooth came, it must be brushed with a soft brush. Only water must be used at the beginning.

After age 4
If the child started spit when toothbrushing.

After age 6
For 6 aged children, the period of baby teeth fall and adult teeth come out is very important. Tooth brushing 2 times a day and dental floss usage must be used for preventing teeth decay.

After age 8
Children must brush their teeth at least 2 times a day, after eating and drinking sweet food/drinks by using proper toothbrush and toothpaste.

In which situations should children’s tooth be extracted?

First, an analysis must be done by an expert team by taking an x-ray picture. If the root canal treatment and filling are not effective and that the infection damages the permanent teeth, milk teeth should be extracted as a last solution.

When will my child’s permanent teeth be completed?

  • Incisors – 6-7 age
  • Lateral incisors – 8 age
  • Canine – 10 age
  • Premolars – 9-10 age
  1. Molar – 6 age
  2. Molar – 12 age
  3. Molar – 17-21 age

The permanent tooth appears but the milk tooth is not falling out. What should I do?

In this case milk tooth could be extracted. Perpetual permanent teeth can be corrected by orthodontic treatment. In such cases, it is important that you get help from your doctor.

Can a root canal treatment be applied in children?

Canal treatment can be performed in the damaged milk teeth before its extraction to protect the permanent teeth.

My child’s teeth are shaking; a permanent tooth is erupting from the bottom. If the milk tooth does not fall, does my child have teeth that are not aligned properly?

The roots of the milk teeth begin to melt when the permanent tooth comes. The first changing teeth are usually the front teeth in the bottom jaw, the permanent teeth begins to rise from behind the tongue and from the back of the milk teeth. It comes forward with the effect of the tongue. It shakes the milk teeth and melts its root; milk tooth falls, this is a natural process; it does not cause not aligned teeth. However, if the permanent teeth are well placed in the mouth and the milk teeth stay in the mouth without shaking, the extraction of the milk teeth is necessary.

My child’s permanent teeth came; How can I protect teeth from incoming blows, what should I do if the tooth is broken, where do I apply?

The more you protect your child from harmful external factors, the more you can prevent the breakage of his teeth. Especially in elementary school period, there are many school and garden accidents and especially the upper front teeth are exposed in that age to trauma. Such that; the teeth can even come out of the jaw. In such a case, the dentist should be consulted immediately. The broken part can be kept in the milk.