Dental Sciences - Paediatric
Paediatric Dental care at Narayana Health provides a comprehensive care for dental issues, including common ones that occur during growth to more serious cases of tumours or trauma. Oral health care is such an essential part of our overall health that instilling it in our children from the beginning is very important.
There are many oral and dental health problems that a child can face during the early years. If not given proper care, a child can suffer from serious dental issues ahead in life.
The dental team also closely works with experts in several specialities such as rheumatology, neurology, and oncology to ensure that proper diagnosis and treatment is provided to patients.
Dental problems treated at Narayana Health Department of Paediatric Dental Sciences include-
- Sores and tumours in the mouth
- Tooth decay
- Oral surgery
- Chipped teeth
- Dental emergencies
- Dental trauma
Dental Sciences - Paediatric FAQ's
A dentist takes care of the entire oral healthcare of an individual. S/he diagnoses and treats all ailments concerning the mouth, gums, teeth and related areas. Dentists perform procedures and surgeries such as tooth filling, tooth extraction, root canal treatment.
A pediatric dentist takes care of all problems concerning oral care in children. As compared to a regular dentist, a pediatric dentist performs all surgeries and procedures with a special focus on issues that children may develop during various phases of childhood.
Pediatric dentists offer a variety of oral care treatments such as
- Tooth cavities repair
- Conditions like ulcers, mucoceles
- Dental injury care
- Cleaning treatments
- Habit counselling for thumb sucking etc.
Some of the most common dental and oral care problems in children are
- Tooth decay
- Baby teeth loss
- Canker sores or aphthous sores
- Gum diseases
Tooth decay mostly occurs when foods like candy, cakes, bread, fruit juices etc are left on the teeth to form bacteria. Bacteria combined with saliva forms a substance called plaque which sticks to the teeth. This bacteria eats off the tooth enamel causing tooth decay and cavities.
To prevent tooth decay in children instil certain habits in them such as
- Brush the teeth and tongue twice in a day
- Feed them only water through bottles during bedtime
- Have routine dental cleanings
- Ensure a well-balanced diet for your child. Avoid sugary foods