The important roles of the pediatric dentists

The important roles of the paediatric dentists

Health is affected by many reasons. A good health simply doesn’t mean to say the absence of any disease. Being healthy defines that a person feels good in all aspects of physical, mental, and social well-being. Our health is affected by many aspects of lifestyles such as eating, sleeping, beverages, alcohol, and smoking. Even, it is also affected by our quality of preserved thoughts and discipline in daily life.

Children’s are the most who can be affected easily as their resistance and immune power is lesser compare to adults. In this article, let’s focus on pediatric dentist.

Dentists are the doctors who deal in the oral health. Oral health includes the treatment for tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and cold sores.

Treating any disease in adult is much easier comparing to small children. Here, the paediatric dentists have to perform smartly curing the oral problems in a child. These dentists are dedicated to oral health of an infant to teenagers.  They literally have to be special treating the oral diseases in children of various ages. They have to complete four years of dental school and two additional years of training in dentistry for children.

We often think that baby teeth are temporary, and, therefore, many times lack the importance to clean it regularly. Sugar in the child’s food is the main reason to attack the baby teeth. The bacteria in the mouth prosper well on this sugar and produces acids that attacks the teeth.

The paediatric dentists provide the best attention to it by furnishing the parents with useful instructions such as: -

  • Wipe the baby’s gums after every feeding
  • Brushing a child’s teeth without toothpaste or fluoride free toothpaste as soon as their first tooth comes in
  • Floss when all the teeth have come
  • Should visit dentist regularly once in six months for check up

Pain in a tooth is the indications to many ill conditions. X-Ray can reveal to such reasons in a tooth. Root canal in a child’s tooth is a big question. Well, root canal is a way of saving a tooth by removing a pulp in the center of the tooth. Here, we always get hit with the thought that ultimately the temporary tooth is going to fall then what’s the need to save it.

The paediatric dentists on this account have garnished the parents with justified reasons. The untimely loss of the tooth disturb the chewing, improper speech delivery, and most important the newly coming permanent teeth.

Baby teeth are not permanent, but still they need to preserve till the adult teeth comes. The irregular habits of brushing twice a day, eating junk food and chocolates a lot, and all these habits results in easily tooth decay due to cavities. Here, the dentists have no option other than filling.

During filling, the dentist first remove the decay tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills clean out a cavity with a filling material. It is essential to fill the tooth on time, though they are baby teeth, or sometimes it may affect the adult tooth.

The pediatric dentist plays the overall roles for treating any oral defects in children till teenage. They even replace the orthodontist for teenagers. The teenagers having the crooked teeth, missing tooth, or the irregular bite can be cured by preferring the braces. Though, it seems costly in the beginning, but is much useful in long run. And, the braces results much faster in malpositioning the teeth in teenagers compare to adults.


The paediatric dentist, beside their educational knowledge, need to be well qualified in all the tricks to handle those immature minds during treatment. Besides, medicines they also have to know to feed the clever and luring words to handle a child. 


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Comment by Tom Glasier on June 26, 2019 at 11:33am

Good oral hygiene starts as early as infancy. This is an important part of dental care because it prevents bacteria from continuing to grow, which may simultaneously lead to other dental problems. Thus, a healthy adult must learn his current practice from his childhood. More importantly, pediatric dentists are extraordinary and they are necessary for your child's health. The implant dentistry journal has chapters about this topic, its importance and necessity.

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