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Pediatric Dentist

Dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.

What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?

Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral health care that includes the following:

  • Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for caries in mother and child
  • Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations
  • Habit counseling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
  • Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite (orthodontics)
  • Repair of tooth cavities or defects
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
  • Management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers, short frenulae, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease
  • Care for dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)

We, as Istanbul Dental Academy, aim to contribute to raise healthy and informed generations. We provide the opportunity of early diagnosis and proper treatment for problems that have the potential of risking the oral and dental health of our children in the future. Thus, we prevent functional problems due to tooth loss in children and also are able to improve dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Provide guidance on the recommended timing for a child’s first dental visit and offer insights into what parents can expect during an infant oral health exam, including risk assessments for caries in both the mother and child.

Detail the preventive dental care services provided by pediatric dentists, such as cleanings, fluoride treatments, and nutrition recommendations, while offering guidance to parents on supporting their child’s oral health at home.

Explain the role of pediatric dentists in addressing habits like pacifier use and thumb sucking, and emphasize the importance of early assessment for orthodontic issues to prevent complications in the future.

Explore how pediatric dentists diagnose and treat oral conditions linked to diseases like diabetes, congenital heart defects, and asthma, highlighting the preventive aspect of early dental care in averting complications.

Discuss the role of pediatric dentists in managing dental injuries and treating conditions like tooth cavities, while providing guidance to parents on what steps to take in case of dental emergencies involving their children.

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