Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry deals with the oral health of children from infancy through to their teen years. Maple Tree Dental offers children’s dentistry to help manage the health of your child’s teeth and gums as they grow up in Easton, PA.

CHILDREN’S ORAL DEVELOPMENT

Children usually begin getting their baby teeth at around six months. The teeth continue to come in until around age six or seven, at which point the baby teeth will start to fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth. To ensure that the permanent teeth come incorrectly, it will be essential to maintain proper dental care. Developing a good oral hygiene routine at a young age will help children avoid oral decay and disease that can cause pain and complications.

DENTAL TREATMENTS FOR CHILDREN

  • Infant oral health exams: includes a risk assessment of cavities
  • Preventive dental care: such as fluoride treatments and nutrition recommendations
  • Habit counseling: to help with habits such as pacifier use and thumb-sucking
  • Early assessment and treatment for orthodontics (straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite)
  • Repair of tooth defects
  • Management of gum diseases and conditions: includes ulcers, short frenulum, and periodontal disease
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Care for dental injuries

Children’s dentists also provide general dental treatments such as cleanings, exams and x-rays, and dental fillings.

SPECIAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

It’s commonly known that children have very different temperaments from adults or even teenagers. For this reason, their dental visits must be handled differently. Children may not be as patient or cooperative as an older patient. It can also be challenging for them to remain calm, especially during their first visit, when everything is new and intimidating. Dentists are experienced in treating children in ways that will make them feel more comfortable and at ease. This allows them to thoroughly and safely examine their teeth and provide the necessary treatments. Pediatric dentistry also utilizes equipment that is specially designed for children.

For quality dental care for your children in Easton, make an appointment at Maple Tree Dental.

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