Caries Treatments For Children:
Like any Permanent tooth, Deciduous Teeth are also prone to Dental Decay. If diagnosed early, the decay can be easily removed and filled. If Caries progresses further, then a special procedure called “Pulpotomy” is done. In pulpotmy, only the decayed pulp is removed and a special paste is placed in its place and the tooth is filled.
Pit and Fissure Sealing:
This procedure, as the name implies, prevents caries from happening at the most likely places on the tooth. In it, a plastic material (DENTAL SEALANT) is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — premolars and molars. The role of dental sealants is to act as a barrier, protecting the enamel from the acids produced by the bacteria of dental plaque. The use of pit and fissure sealants has been shown to reduce tooth decay and cavities by more than 50% (and over 70% along with proper dental hygiene).
Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics:
Preventive orthodontic treatment is intended to keep a malocclusion (“bad bite” or crooked teeth) from developing in an otherwise normal mouth.
Interceptive orthodontic treatment is performed for problems that, if left untreated, could lead to the development of more serious dental problems over time.
These Treatments Include:
- Space Maintainers (to maintain good space for permanent teeth to erupt without any hindrance)
- Space Regainers (to gain lost space for an erupting tooth)
- Habit Breaking Appliances (for thumbsucking, nail biting, and/or tooth clenching)