Pediatric Dentistry Department

Pediatric Dentistry Department2019-06-17T15:55:51+00:00

Pediatric Dentistry Department

The Pediatric Dentistry Department provides dental services for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special needs, in a relaxing, caring environment specifically geared toward young patients. The department undertakes specialist dental treatment for those under 17 years of age, and deals with the aetiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral disorders; and mouth conditions and teeth of children. Pediatric dentist provides 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)