Pedodontics is a department that aims to protect the milk and permanent teeth of 0-13 age group children in a healthy manner and to eliminate the problems caused by caries, trauma, hereditary and similar factors in these teeth.

Pedodontics is a branch of dentistry that follows and treats the oral-dental health and maxillofacial development of children from infancy, and also includes preventive measures.

In this period, pedodontists perform all kinds of preventive and curative treatments and preventive applications according to the oral and dental health needs of babies, children and young people.

What are Pedodontics – Pediatric Dentistry Practices?

Control Inspections

Pedodontists perform regular control examinations of children. In these examinations, teeth and gingival health are evaluated, dental caries or other oral health problems are detected and a treatment plan is created when necessary.

Tooth Cleaning and Fluidation

Pedodontists professionally clean children’s teeth and help with oral hygiene. They also apply fluoridation to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Caries Treatment

Dental caries, which are frequently seen in children, are treated by pedodontists. This treatment includes procedures such as cleaning caries, applying fillings or using tooth-preserving methods.

Jaw Development and Orthodontic Monitoring

Pedodontists monitor children’s jaw development and tooth alignment. Jaw and tooth problems that need to be corrected in the early period are identified and referrals are made for orthodontic treatment when necessary.

Trauma Treatment

Dental traumas that occur as a result of accidents in children are treated by pedodontists. If the tooth needs restoration or replacement, appropriate intervention is made.

Pedodontics focuses on ensuring that children feel comfortable and safe, as well as their oral health. Pedodontists use special techniques and approaches to reduce children’s stress and anxiety. This supports children to have a positive dental experience and to develop healthy oral habits.


Pedodontics – Importance of Primary Teeth in Pediatric Dentistry

There are 20 milk teeth in total. The most important task of milk teeth is to provide nutrition to the child. In addition, the proper development of speech also depends on the presence of milk teeth. Milk teeth protect the area they cover for the permanent tooth that will replace them and guide it while the permanent tooth is erupting. When the primary tooth is pulled out early, this natural place-holding function disappears.

What are Pediatric Dentistry Protective Applications?

The primary aim of pediatric dentistry is to take measures to prevent dental problems and to direct children to a caries-free future. The procedures applied for this purpose are called Preventive Dentistry Practices.

For preventive applications to prevent dental caries, great importance is attached to educating the child and his family about oral and dental health and nutrition. Preventive dentistry applications include superficial fluoride and fissure sealant procedures.

What Do Fissure Sealers Do?

It is a fluid filling material that closes the deep and decay-prone fissures (grooves) on the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth and does not allow bacteria to reach there, thus preventing caries. Fissure sealant applications should be checked every 6 months.

What is Fluorine Application?

Fluorine is an element that prevents tooth decay and strengthens the structure of teeth. Since the enamel is

not fully mature when the teeth first erupt, newly erupted teeth are generally less resistant to caries and are prone to caries formation. Fluoride strengthens the enamel, protects the tooth against acid attacks and thus helps prevent the formation of dental caries. Professional superficial fluoride application is a protective method that can only be applied by dentists. Superficial fluor should be applied by a dentist every 6 months.


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