Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty that deals with the proper examination, diagnosis, prevention and management of dental health issues in children.
It is compulsory for the children having their milk teeth or primary teeth be checked regularly by pediatric dentists for evidence of caries and tooth decay in order to prevent the lesion from progressing and making a proper treatment plan to restore the structure as well as functions of the teeth.
What benefits do Pediatric dentists offer to maintain the oral health of kids?
Like all the other dental professionals, Pediatric dentists focus on the oral health of the children by suggesting appropriate preventive measures and treatment plans of diseases and tooth decay. They also educate parents of the affected children and other dental professionals on how best to treat children. Moreover, pediatric dentists have expertise in explaining procedures to children and building trust with their young patients.
Since the habits, behavior and personality of every child is different, pediatric dentists have a wide range of approaches to help each kid with the complete required dental procedure. A pediatric dentist makes an appropriate recommendation of guidance methods for the kids based upon their health history, special health care needed by them, their dental needs, type of treatment required, the consequences of skipping or avoiding the treatment, their emotional and intellectual development, and their parental preferences.
Methods by which Pediatric Dentist communicate with their patients:
Here is the list of some methods that Paediatric dentists use to communicate with their young patients, including:
- Positive reinforcement – A pediatric dentist praises patients for good behavior, and listening to the doctor’s advice including sitting still and following directions.
- Tell-show-do – It is a method in which the pediatric dentist explains the whole treatment procedure in easy words so the child will understand, showing them the treatment procedure in a simplified manner, and then starting the proper procedure.
- Tone – Pediatric dentists make a cordial bond with their patients by using a friendlier or soothing tone to build up trust and demystify an appointment.