1. Does a pediatric dentist deal with straightening of teeth?
A paediatric dentist will mainly be responsible for maintaining your child's dental health by regular check-ups and filling up the cavities and treating decays. If you need straightening of teeth, you should see an orthodontist. You paediatric dentist can refer to the orthodontist.
2. What treatments does a pediatric dentist specialize in?
A paediatric dentist specializes in the following treatments:
·Preventive dental care by recommending proper care of the teeth
·Correcting improper bite and straightening teeth
·Repair of tooth cavities
·Management of gum diseases
·Counselling for harmful habits like thumb sucking
3. Why is it better to take a child to pediatric dentist than a regular adult dentist?
Children are not as cooperative and patient as adults during a dental examination. A paediatric dentist receives special training to deal with children and also practices it during the course work. They are trained to make children comfortable and also have the required equipment and offices decorated with children in focus. So, it is better to take your child to a paediatric dentist.
4. How often should I take my child to the pediatric dentist?
It is necessary to have a regular dental checkup for your child to maintain proper dental health. You may, therefore, take your child every six months to the paediatric dentist in order to prevent dental problems. Based on your child's oral health, the dentist may suggest how often your child needs to visit.
5. My baby has his first baby teeth, should I take him to a pediatric dentist?
Yes, it is better to take your baby to the paediatric dentist when he or she has the first baby teeth. Baby teeth are very important in child’s development as they help in chewing and also to speak clearly. Your paediatric dentist will monitor the baby teeth and their hygiene.