Dental problems and diseases are different and so should the approach towards addressing them. Muskaan Dentals lay special emphasis on children's Dental diseases. We have specialists in different departments who work together to ensure best dental treatment to your child achieved throough complete and streamlined care.
When a child’s tooth is decayed, it becomes important to remove the decay .The natural tooth anatomy that is destroyed by the caries is redone by the filling.
The surface of the tooth is not smooth but has deep grooves, pits and fissures on it.This is the area of maximum food lodgment and hence in danger of caries attack.
Fissure sealants are white fluoride enriched varnish (coatings)that are painted onto the biting surface of the back teeth .They are thin flowing composite materials applied into the fine grooves and pits on the surface of a tooth, thereby preventing food lodgement, bacterial activity and decays. A fissure sealant reduces the risk of decay 6 times as compared to a tooth without one.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in some drinking water. Fluoride is an essential trace element that strengthens the dental health by hardening tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. It also reduces the amount of acid that the bacteria produce on your teeth.
The amount of fluoride that we acquire from our daily diet is mostly insufficient. Hence additional fluoride application is advised by the paediatric dentist to the parents in a form that is best suited to their child.
They are applied on the teeth in the form of varnishes, gels or foams. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the one found in toothpastes and mouth rinses, thereby making the tooth enamel resistant to bacterial attack.
ENDODONTICS AND PULP THERAPY
A tooth decay can cause the nerve of the tooth to be infected, even when the cavity seems to be small to the naked eye. This infection besides bringing a lot of pain to the child can also damage the permanent tooth bud lying at the base of the root of the deciduous tooth. A root canal or endodontic (pulp therapy) is advocated where the infected nerve tissue of the tooth is gently removed and replaced with anti-bacterial filling material.
CROWNS AND SPACE MAINTAINERS
Crowns are needed for a child when a gross amount of tooth structure is lost. It could be because of large cavities or any other enamel defects. Also, the teeth need to be crowned after a pulp therapy or root canal treatment.
It is very important to ensure that the permanent teeth have enough space to erupt, as loss of the primary tooth can cause space problems in the jaw!
The stainless steel crowns (S S CROWNS) are pre-fabricated silver coloured crowns, mainly for the molars. They maintain the chewing function of the tooth till the permanent teeth erupt.(the material of the crowns is high quality stainless steel, just like the ones used in fixed braces for older children, and no allergies are known to happen!)
STRIP CROWNS are tiny little pre-formed caps that are used to form the crown. The strip crowns are filled with composite and like a filling the remnant of the tooth is restored!
SPACE MAINTAINERS , are required when the child loses the milk tooth much before the permanent teeth are ready to erupt. These space maintainers (fixed/removable) help to guide the eruption of the permanent teeth in their precise position and avoid crowding! DIET COUNSELLING
To implement good eating habits from an early age is very important to secure their oral health for life.A child needs to be (not only advised but)made aware of the detrimental effects of unhealthy snacking.So commuicating your childs diet and eating patterns gives us the opportunity to help you protect their teeth from cavities and decays.