Pediatric dentistry or pedodontics is the specialty that is dedicated to pediatric oral health from the first months of life until the teenage years. Pediatric dentists have the experience and qualifications of taking care of teeth, gums and oral cavity of children throughout various stages of childhood.
Children’s teeth begin to erupt after the first 6 months of life. At the age of 6 or 7 years old, baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth gradually. Without proper dental care, children may face various caries problems which can cause discomfort, severe pain or complications. Caries treatment of temporarily teeth needs to be done. It is a totally wrong conception that baby teeth are not treated because they will be replaced. Untreated caries of temporarily teeth can affect the development of permanent teeth, whose buds are located under baby teeth.
Children are not just smaller adults. They are not always able to be patient and cooperate during a dental treatment. But pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them feel comfortable.