Though baby teeth aren’t permanent, they are the only teeth your child will have for several years, until the adult teeth comes in. To preserve your child’s oral health, your dentist will opt to drill out the cavities in baby teeth and fill or crown them accordingly. The primary teeth help the adult teeth to come in properly, so losing primary teeth before they’re ready to come out isn’t good for your child’s permanent teeth.
Pulpotomy and Pulpectomy are dental procedures under pediatric dentistry that treats pulp tissue of the damaged tooth.
A dental crown is also called a cap. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The cap restores the tooth’s shape and size, strength, and appearance. When cemented into place, crowns fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.
Preventive Dentistry is a practice where the pedicatic dentist is proactive in reducing the dental cavities by good 90%. This is done every 6 months.