What is Paediatric Dentistry?
Paediatric dentalcare is a service for the diagnosis and specialized management of oral and dental developmental disorders in children, from birth to adolescent. Besides focusing on dental treatment and management for these group of people, it also promotes dental health education to children and parents on early oral hygiene maintenance and importance in preventing tooth decay among children.
What we do?
Our service encompasses all aspects of oral care for children. Our Paediatric Specialist provides a comprehensive and therapeutic oral health care for children from birth to adolescence, including care for children who demonstrate intellectual, medical, physical, psychological and/or emotional problems.
Besides providing the preventive and restorative dental care that a child needs, our paediatric dentist also performs oral surgery, provide simple orthodontic appliances and routinely treats patients with the aid of intravenous sedation, general anaesthetic or relative analgesia (depending on type of treatment).
Children are prone to injuries to mouth and teeth which may occur during play, sport or from road traffic accidents. Our general dentist provides initial emergency care and may then consider referral of the patient to the Paediatric Specialist for subsequent management of more severe injuries. Our Paediatric Specialist usually provides specialist advice and treatment of the more complex cases when children have avulsed (knocked out) teeth or fractured (broken) teeth or have suffered other injuries to the mouth.
Most children can be safely and successfully managed in general dental practice however some children are best referred to our Paediatric Specialist for special cases (medically compromised or anxious child).
How long does the procedure take?
It may vary based on type of procedure.