The best pediatric dentistry in Granada

Have you ever wondered what the pediatric dentistry? Many parents hear this term and wonder what it consists of and what its characteristics are.
In the following article we tell you everything you need to know about this treatment.

What is pediatric dentistry?

This type of dental treatment is also known as pediatric dentistry. It is mainly based on the study and treatment of children's teeth. It includes everything from the prevention of caries to the treatment of oral diseases and the restoration of damaged teeth.

Pediatric dentists may work in private practices, school programs and hospitals. They work with parents to ensure that children have their first dental visits at an early age and receive regular checkups throughout their childhood, including birth through the onset of puberty.

Why take a child to the dentist?

Here are five common reasons why you may need to take your child to a pediatric dentist:

  • Trauma. This is by far the most common reason to take your child to a pediatric dentist. If your child has been injured in any way that affects their mouth, including biting or eating something hard, swallowing objects or getting hit in the face with something, this could cause serious damage to their teeth or mouth that requires immediate attention from a specialist.
  • Developmental problems. Any developmental delay can negatively affect children's oral health, including speech impediments or difficulty chewing and swallowing food. A pediatric dentist can recommend ways to help these problems, while making sure your child's teeth are healthy enough to support their development.
  • Pain control: On many occasions children may be suffering from headaches, sore throats, or even fever due to dental problems and we are not aware of it. Taking them to the dentist from an early age can help solve different problems and stop those that may cause future discomfort.
  • Caries: Early detection of caries is essential for their elimination. Generally, children tend to consume the most sweets and are the least consistent with their oral hygiene, so it is very common for cavities to appear at this age.
  • Absence of teeth: There are occasions in which certain children have missing teeth and it is necessary to carry out orthodontics to solve this problem. There are also occasions in which due to the size of the oral cavity there is no space for them to come out and they are superimposed one on top of the other.

When to take your child to the dentist for the first time?

Most experts recommend the first visit to a dentist around the child's first year of life. We must keep in mind that the consumption of baby food or bottles complicates the task of maintaining proper dental hygiene and this could be an indication of future problems with the teeth.

It is necessary to start this process very early because it allows us to observe the growth and development of the child's teeth, as well as to identify any problems that may appear later on.

In our dental clinic B&J we have a wonderful team of professionals in dental treatments that will be responsible for the study, planning and implementation of treatment based on the needs of each child and taking into account the structure of your mouth.

Through our website you can contact us and we will find the best solutions for you.