Dental care is important from the moment the first tooth emerges (usually between 6 and 12 months.)
The health of baby teeth affects your child’s development of healthy permanent teeth, a normal jaw, and the ability to speak and chew properly. As more baby teeth and permanent teeth come in, good dental care remains just as crucial. But it’s not all about what happens in our office—we work with both kids and parents to help develop healthy habits that will (hopefully) last a lifetime. From brushing to flossing to monitoring sugar intake, we help keep little smiles squeaky-clean even between checkups.
As kids grow up, they might face other dental problems that require immediate treatment, to ensure they grow up with a healthy smile.
Dental trauma: Kids are susceptible to falls and injury, and any trauma to their teeth must be checked immediately to prevent further complications.
Early childhood caries: A bacterial infection also commonly known as “baby bottle caries”. This is caused by adding sugar to babies’ milk in the bottle.
Minor oral surgical procedures generally undertaken in children are:
Extraction of Primary teeth (baby teeth): This is the removal of the whole tooth and its root, with as less injury as possible.
Frenectomy: This is a procedure which involves the removal of the tissue fold that connects the lips or tongue to the jawbone.
Treatment of infections: Dental infections such as acute dental abscess, chronic dental abscess and chronic apical periodontitis may require minor oral surgery