All the required dental treatments are applied to children by pedodontists. Excellent dental health of children can be accomplished by regular dental follow-ups in every 6 months. Every potential dental problem can be detected during these follow-ups. Early diagnosis and treatment are of great importance since they play a positive role in both the physical and emotional development of the infant patient.
Examination begins with communicating both with the child and the parents. After introduction, medical and dental history is taken and it is followed by a clinical and radiographic examination. Once these are completed, the infant patient and the parents are informed about diagnosis and treatment planning. Pedodontists use many methods to preserve permanent and deciduous teeth from foremost dental problems such as caries and periodontal diseases.
Education of the oral hygiene concept, acquirement of tooth brushing habits and brushing techniques, systemic or topical fluoride applications and fissure sealing can be counted among these methods.
Fluoride treatment is recognized as the most efficient treatment method in preventive dentistry. Fluoride can be used for treating sensitivity, tooth erosions and it can be applied to healthy individuals, patients with high caries risk, and also to patients with systemic diseases who need special care. Regularity and the amount of fluoride applications are determined depending on the patient age and dental caries risk.
Anatomical fissures and bulges existing on occlusal surfaces of molar teeth create areas in which food can accumulate easily.
Dental caries initiate from these areas that are difficult to clean. With fissure sealants, these deep fissures are changed into shallow areas where food accumulation is less, thus these surfaces can be easily brushed. Subsequent to clinical applications of fissure sealing, it is known that caries formation is reduced by 70 to 80%.
Nutrition is our life long basic necessity and we fulfill this need through a proper diet and mastication. Our teeth are essential for the mastication process. Aging affects our teeth and gums just like any part of our body and eventually tooth loss can occur. Tooth loss can be treated with various types of prosthetics, depending on the severity.
- Fixed Prosthetics
- Removable Prosthetics
- Implant supported prosthetics
- Fixed Prosthetics
The existent loss of tooth tissue is restored by fixing a prosthetic on the remaining tooth structure. Patients perceive their fixed prosthesis as their own natural teeth. Crowns that restore a single damaged tooth or the bridges that restore several missing teeth are called fixed prosthetics.