Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications.
What type of treatments do pediatric dentists at Dr. Wissam's clinic provide?
Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral health care that includes the following:
- Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
- Habit counseling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking).
- Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite (orthodontics).
- Repair of tooth cavities or defects.
- Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.
- Management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers, short frenulae, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease.
- Care for dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth).
Children are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a dental exam. The pediatric dentist at Dr. Wissam`s clinic know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable.
we offer a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth under all anesthetic situations that are needed like local anesthesia, sedation with nitrous oxide or general anesthesia.
When your pediatrician suggests that your child receive a dental exam, you can be assured that a pediatric dentist will provide the best possible care.