Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry dedicated to the care and oral health care of children.
When to visit the dentist?
According to the Spanish Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SEOP), a child must go to the dentist for the first time between 12 and 18 months of age. La primera vez que visita el niño al odontólogo debe ser en un ambiente relajado, agradable y divertido.
It is important to make this visit early, as we can start a prevention plan, establishing proper eating habits and hygiene tasks, or early detection of existing problems in teeth, gums or bite.
Common problems in children's teeth
Dental caries is the most frequent multifactorial infectious disease in children, it is characterized by a destruction of dental surfaces. An optimal clinical and radiographic diagnosis will determine the evolution of caries and the most appropriate treatment for each case.
Eruptive alterations, that is, problems during the replacement phase of milk teeth by permanent teeth. It can also be observed, premature loss of teeth, teeth that take time to erupt or do not form, alterations in size between teeth and jaws, etc., which may compromise the child's occlusion and oral health in the future.
Trauma in childhood, not only involve the teeth present in the mouth and those that are forming, but also have implications in soft tissues, aesthetics and oral functions. An immediate consultation with the professional is necessary, which will assess the seriousness of the accident and its consequences, and will elaborate a suitable long-term treatment and follow-up plan.
Malocclusions that correspond to alterations in the size or position, in any of the three planes of the space of the bony bases, as a consequence of harmful habits, early loss of teeth, or by a genetic component. It is necessary to detect these problems as soon as possible, even if the start of treatment is delayed at a better age, usually before the outbreak of pubertal growth, since after this period, there is less possibility of taking advantage of the growth of the bones.
Our team of Pediatric Dentistry in Valencia will solve your doubts about these dental diseases.