Pediatric Dentistry is a department that aims to protect the health of primary and permanent teeth of 0-18 age group children and to treat the diseases that occur. Pedodontics is a word of Latin origin and means ‘children’s teeth’.
All necessary treatments for children to have a healthy mouth and teeth are applied by pedodontists (pediatric dentists). Especially in the dental treatments of young children, children with long treatment periods and disabled children, sedation treatment is performed.
The health of the mouth and teeth of children can be ensured by a regular dentist check every 6 months. During these controls, all kinds of problems that threaten oral and dental health can be detected. The important thing is the early diagnosis of these problems that threaten the oral and dental health of children and the timely implementation of the necessary treatments.
Early recognition of oral and dental problems in pediatric patients positively affects the emotional and physical development of children.
In patients in younger age groups; In the first examination, communication is established with both the child and the child’s parents. After meeting, the medical and dental history of the child patient is taken. Afterwards, clinical and, if necessary, radiographic examination is performed. After all these stages, the patient and his family are informed about the diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s problems. Pedodontists are the first dentists that children meet. They apply various methods to protect primary teeth and permanent teeth from oral diseases such as caries and periodontal diseases.
In addition to all these, Pedodontists (Pediatric Dentists) are dentists who specialize in child psychology and child development as well as dentistry. Pedodontists receive the title of “Pediatric Dentistry Specialist” by completing at least 4 years of doctoral education after five years of dentistry education.
It is of great benefit for children to start their dental treatment with pedodontists