Çocuklar da Diş Tedavileri (Pedodonti)

Çocuklar da Diş Tedavileri (Pedodonti)


Pedodontic Treatments

Primary teeth contain more organic matter compared to normal teeth. As a result, they are more prone to decaying and they decay more easily and rapidly than normal teeth.

Children are usually not able to interpret signals such as hot-cold sensitivity, mild toothaches that may present themselves in the earlier stages of the çormation of cavities. They usually only realize that they have cavities only when there is intolerable toothache. In this case, it might already be too late.  

Children do not pay as much attention to oral hygiene as adults. Children's manual dexterity, curiosity and their parents' approach determine their habit of brushing their teeth.  

One of the most common mistakes made by mothers is the dipping of pacifiers or nursing bottles in sweets, jams, etc. before they are given to children or letting their children get accustomed to food or drinks such as sweetened milk, fruit juices, etc. in between their sleep. As a result of such feeding disorders, teeth become more susceptible to decay.  

There is no vaccination or medication that can prevent the formation of cavities. However, some materials are currently being utilized in order to minimize the number of cavities that occur. One such material is referred to as "fissure sealant". Dental cavities usually originate from crevices on the chewing surface of molar and premolar teeth called "dental fissures". The material in question is used to fill such crevices and prevent cavities from forming by preventing the infiltration of bacteria, leftover food, etc. in that region. This procedure may also be applied to permanent molar and premolar teeth that erupt from 6 years old and onwards.  

Another method of preventing tooth decay is increasing the resistance of teeth. Higher levels of resistance is obtained through the application of fluoride on the surfaces of teeth.  

Pedodonti TedavileriThe primary task of primary teeth is enabling the adequate nourishment of children. Furthermore, the proper development of speech is also dependent on the presence of primary teeth. 

Primary teeth protect the area in which they remain for the permanent teeth that will later replace them and they guide the permanent teeth as they erupt.  

In the event that a primary tooth is pulled prematurely, this natural place holding functionality is lost. 

Primary tooth cavities that are not treated may cause toothaches, foul odors, difficulty in chewing, malnutrition and an unpleasant appearance. Dental problems that are not treated at this stage may cause crooked formation of permanent teeth, irregularities in the development of the jaw bone and general health problems (from rheumatism to heart disease) later on in life. To sum up, cavities in primary teeth should not be ignored with the delusion that "they should be left alone because new,  permanent teeth will replace them anyways" and should be treated in the appropriate manner.

Cavities in primary teeth may cause children to be subjected to pain at a very early stage in life and result in the children to develop various phobias later on in their adult lives. Furthermore, these cavities may result in the very early loss of the effected primary teeth.