Pediatric Dental clinic in Trivandrum

Pediatric Dentistry in Trivandrum

Taking care of your children’s teeth when they are young is one of the most important steps in ensuring that they grow up with healthy teeth. Tooth decay is very common among children, who are now exposed to a variety of dental diseases. If a child’s oral hygiene is neglected, he or she will be forced to go through painful procedures and treatments. Pediatric dentistry is different from general dentistry, and parents who are concerned about their children’s oral health choose it.

We must always take extra precautions to ensure the oral health of our children because they are so important to us. Dr. Gigy’s dental clinic specializes in pediatric dentistry, and our mission is to provide the best oral care for your children, resulting in long-lasting smiles.

1. Interceptive treatment and preventive orthodontics

Preventive orthodontic treatment and care does more than just give you a great smile; it also helps you maintain a healthy smile and boosts your Childs confidence. Early signs that your child may need this treatment include losing baby teeth early or late, sucking fingers or thumbs, difficulty chewing, and exaggerated mouth breathing.

Even if your child’s teeth appear to be in good shape, dental issues can arise that only a trained professional can accurately diagnose and treat. Interceptive orthodontic treatment identifies problems in your child’s oral development so that preventive treatments can begin as soon as possible. A variety of potential problems that may worsen over time can often be reduced or completely eliminated with early preventive care, including:

  • Airway issues
  • Speech issues
  • Trauma due to protruding front teeth
  • Harmful oral habits (such as finger sucking or tongue thrusting)
  • Jaw misalignment or TMJ disorders

Interceptive orthodontics can also help guide your child’s teeth and jaws into the proper positions as they develop, ensuring proper oral function as well as a healthy, well-balanced smile that will boost his or her confidence. Early orthodontic treatment can make future orthodontic treatments shorter and less complicated, and in many cases, produce better results than traditional orthodontic treatment.

2. Habit-breaking appliances

Children are prone to developing unhealthy habits. These habits usually fade away as children grow older; however, if the practice continues after the permanent teeth have erupted, it can drastically alter the jaw’s growth patterns and seriously damage tooth alignment.

Children’s jaws have a very soft bone, so if they develop such habits, the soft jaws may change shape in response to the force applied to it. As a result, it’s critical to break this habit by teaching the child the consequences of continuing to do so. However, some children require the use of a device to break the habit.

Available appliances

We investigate the child’s habits and create a treatment strategy. The following are some of the most basic treatment options for some of the most common oral habits.

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Thumb Sucking

If your child’s thumb or finger sucking habit has persisted past the age of five and you haven’t been able to stop it, a fixed palatal crib or a rake-style appliance is a more permanent solution to thumb sucking.

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Tongue Thrusting

It’s the tongue’s natural swallowing movement, but some children make it a habit to repeat it, resulting in arch deformity. However, if the pattern does not change, it can cause problems similar to those caused by thumb sucking, such as tooth alignment and skeletal development. A tongue thrusting habit-breaking appliance is used to treat this. This can take the form of a crib, rake, spiky style, or beaded style.

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Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathing, which is not as common as breathing through the nose, can cause a decrease in saliva and make teeth more susceptible to caries. It’s safe to assume that the child’s mind is experiencing some kind of psychological distress. When possible, this should be identified and corrected as soon as possible. An oral screen is a device that is used to treat this condition. The oral screen keeps inhaled air from entering the mouth. It is also possible to close the oral cavity.

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