The dentistry department that deals with the dental and oral health of children from infancy to adolescence is called pedodontics. The formation of the hard tissues of milk teeth begins during pregnancy. When the baby is 6 months old, the first milk teeth begin to appear in the mouth, and by the age of 3, all milk teeth take their places in the mouth. Permanent teeth begin to take place of milk teeth from the age of 6. At the age of 12-13, they take their places in the mouth one by one until the second molars appear. Wisdom teeth, on the other hand, last between the ages of 17 and 21. 6-month deviations in the eruption time of the teeth are considered normal. Delayed eruption can be caused by a cause in the mouth or may be caused by an important systemic disease.
Oral hygiene trainings
Healthy nutrition trainings
Protective dentistry applications such as fissure sealants and fluoride application
Treatment of broken teeth caused by falls and/or accidents
Treatments for teeth clenching habits
Treatment of gum disease
Filling and root canal treatment applications in milk teeth and permanent young teeth
Placeholder applications in early milk tooth loss
Milk teeth are treated according to the depth and size of the decay as in permanent teeth. The purpose of the treatment for milk teeth is to keep them healthy in the mouth until the age of falling. Filling treatment is applied in not very deep decays. In cases where the decay is deeper and reaches the dental nerves, root canal treatment is applied as in permanent teeth. Milk teeth that are too unhealthy to be kept in the mouth should be pulled out. In such cases, placeholder treatment may be required to protect the cavity formed after tooth extraction and to ensure a proper tooth alignment.
Regular visits of children to dentists will ensure that they keep their teeth healthy and will contribute to the prevention of dental phobia that may occur in adulthood by the early communication with dentists.