Preventive & Paediatric
Preventive dentistry includes various procedures that help prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease. It includes at-home dental care performed by patients, as well as dental care and education by professional dental staff in the clinic. It helps patients to avoid dental diseases or to catch it in its early, more treatable stages. Dental health professionals most often look for early signs of periodontal disease, dental decay, etc.
We believe that patient education is the very important aspect of dental care, hence we do patient education in our clinic as well as various dental check-up camps conducted in various settings such as schools, villages, Banks, Corporate , industrial plants, Pandharpur wari, etc....
Proper brushing is the most important aspect in preventing dental problems, and we emphasize this during consultation.
A. Brushing Technique:
Appropriate brushing takes at least 2 minutes and the fact is that most adults don't intend to brush that long. It's a good idea of using a stopwatch to get a feel for the time taken. A proper brushing technique involves using short, gentle strokes, paying additional attention to the gum line, hard to reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Also concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section.
B. Dental Floss
Flossing is an important aspect of oral hygiene maintenance. The areas between two teeth cannot be properly cleaned with toothbrush alone, so dental floss should be used regularly to clean these inter dental areas.
C. Prophylaxis (Scaling)
or the cleaning of the teeth, which removes deposits over the tooth surface, thereby preventing decay & gum problems.
D. Fluoride Application (Kids Treatment)
Fluoride is applied to the teeth to help prevent decay, and re-mineralize the tooth surface.
E. Pit & Fissure Sealant
Dental sealants are thin resin coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves.
Permanent molars are the most likely to benefit from sealants. The first molars usually come into the mouth when a child is about 6 years old. Second molars appear at about age 12. It is best if the sealant is applied soon after the teeth have erupted, before they have a chance to decay.
If dental caries developed in milk tooth we need to restore it otherwise caries will progress towards the pulp and cause pulpits and develops pain and swelling.
G. Pulpectomy ( Root Canal in Children)-
In above mentioned condition we need to go for advance treatment rather than restoration. Advance treatment includes pulpectomy (Root canal) and Stainless steel crown. Many times parents feel why we need to treat milk tooth as it going to exfoliate later and permanent tooth will come in to position.
Basically milk teeth are very important for chewing purpose up to 12-13 years of age. If we don't treat dental problems of kids in this age then it reduce their chewing efficiency leads to reduced eating and ultimately affects the kids growth.
We always guide parents for regular check up o f their kids after every 6 month. Educate them about importance of maintenance of proper oral hygiene of kids and treating a child in its preventive stage of their dental diseases. Which help to create healthy and beautiful smile of the kids .
H. Stainless Steel Crown
For children, a stainless steel crown is commonly used to fit over a primary tooth that's been prepared to fit it. The crown covers the entire tooth and protects it from further decay. When the primary tooth comes out to make room for the permanent tooth, the crown comes out naturally with it.