Regular Dental Examination
Regular tests are a vital piece of your child’s oral wellbeing. Regular dental examinations are performed to:
- Look for any issues that may not be visible
- Search for cavities or some other indications of decay
- Investigate the teeth and gums for gum disease and indications of periodontal disease
- Conduct an intensive teeth cleaning
A regular appointment will take anywhere between 20-30 minutes which involves cleaning and removing any plaque that might have accumulated on the teeth. Procedures like this are necessary to ensure no dental problems arise.
During the dental examination, the dentist may undercover other problems in your child’s teeth which may require additional procedures. Here are a few common procedures that can be needed as per you child’s dental condition.
Tooth Extraction for Children
Owing to certain conditions, sometimes, it is important to extract a tooth. Once in a while a tooth becomes distorted or develop roots that keep it from dropping out as it should, and the tooth must be extracted to allow the perpetual tooth to grow. Sometimes, a tooth decays to the extent that it isn’t restorable, so the dentist may suggest its extraction.
If you child requires tooth extraction, you dentist will discuss with you the procedure and what all it will entail. It is generally a quick procedure which requires the tooth to be pulled out from its socket. Feel free to discuss any apprehensions that you may have for the procedure or sedation. Also, make sure you understand the after-care required for a tooth extraction. Understand what needs to be done in case of excessive bleeding or pain experienced by the child. If really required, ask for sedation so that your child does not need to undergo unnecessary pain.
Dental Bonding to Reinforce the Teeth
Bonding is a procedure to fix marginally chipped, stained, or broken teeth of the child. IN the bonding procedure a white-colored substance is applied to the teeth to make it look smoother or provide an additional layer of protection. Bonding material is not always pure white. It is mostly slightly yellow, to match the teeth of the child. After bonding, care is required for a few hours, so long as it takes the filling to harden.
Dental fillings are very common in both adults and children. Customary dental restoratives, or fillings, used to be gold, amalgam, or composite. More recent dental fillings are made of dental ceramic and plastic materials that are made to replicate the strength and appearance of natural teeth. These mixes, frequently referred to as composite resins, are ordinarily applied on the front teeth where a characteristic appearance is needed.
Fluoride Treatment for Children
Although done sparingly, fluoride treatment is powerful in avoiding pits and tooth rot and in keeping plaque from solidifying on the tooth’s surface. A fluoride treatment in a dentist’s office takes only a couple of minutes. After the treatment, your child might be asked not to wash, eat, or drink for no less than 30 minutes so as to enable the teeth to assimilate the fluoride.