Pedodontics, also known as Pediatric Dentistry, is the main science that aims to protect the health of the baby and permanent teeth of children aged 0-14 and to treat the diseases.
All necessary dental treatments are administered by pedodontists to healthy and disabled children. Especially in children under 4 years of age, dental treatment, children who will be treated for a long time and developmental disabilities, often with general anesthesia is treated. Excellent oral and dental health of children can be ensured by regular dentist control every 6 months. During these checks, any problems threatening oral and dental health can be detected. What is important here is the early diagnosis and treatment of these problems. Early diagnosis in the pediatric patient will positively affect the physical and emotional development of the child.
The initial examination of the pediatric patient begins by communicating with both the child and the parents of the child. After the meeting, medical and dental history of the patient is taken. Then, clinical and radiographic examination is performed. After these stages, the patient and the related family members are informed about the diagnosis and treatment planning. Pedodontics have applied many methods to protect the primary factor, especially the primary factor and permanent teeth from caries and periodontal diseases
Fluoride treatments, which are accepted as the most effective treatment methods in preventive dentistry, can be applied to healthy individuals and patients with caries susceptibility and erosion treatment of teeth and those with systemic disorders that need special care. Applications are performed according to the age and risk of caries formation in the frequency and amount determined.
Anatomically, the indentations and protrusions on the chewing surfaces of the molars form regions where they can stick to food.
Fissure sealers cover these surfaces in the teeth and help to create a surface that will reduce the adhesion of nutrients and facilitate the brushing. It is known that caries formation decreases by 70-80% after clinical applications