Your Kid’s Dental Prosthesis without Harm
The most advanced material for a dental crown is known as SAPTeethTM. They exert less stress on the underlying bone, as they have shock absorbing properties. The best part about SAPTeethTM material is that they are customized to perfectly re-create your smile. And that too in a matter of few hours. They are low in maintenance and do all things which traditional metal, ceramic, zirconia may not.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Kids
Cosmetic Dentistry procedures are usually elective rather than essential. In a few pediatric patients, the treatment may also provide restorative benefits. Dr. Chirag Chamria explains in detail the benefits of SAPTeethTM as a dental restoration.
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Common Dental Issues in childhood
Nursing bottle caries: Decays are developed on milk teeth when child is fed with sweetened liquids or by sugars for a long period of time. Bacteria in the mouth use sugars to make acids that can attack teeth. Feeding child at nap time is more harmful for teeth because the flow of saliva is reduced. Nursing bottle caries usually affect upper front teeth but may also impact other teeth leading to caries.
Rampant caries: Caries in mouth for prolonged period could lead to pain, infection, tongue thrusting, abnormal swallowing habits and speech difficulties. It is important to treat caries at an early age. The good news is that tooth decay can be prevented, with correct brushing techniques and dental visits, kids can significantly reduce the chance of a developing tooth decay.
Bad Breath: Bad breath may affect anyone, regardless of their age. Dental issues like bad breath are caused due to the foods we eat. However, chronic bad breath in children could indicate a deeper root issue than eating stinky foods. Effective dental hygiene is the best way to treat and prevent bad breath, bacteria in the mouth.
Teeth Sensitivity: Another common childhood dental problem is sensitive tooth. Hot or cold foods and even fluids may cause irritation and discomfort in children. For overcoming sensitive teeth, dentists may apply sealant to the teeth, strengthen the enamel and fill cracks. Give your child a soft-bristled toothbrush for daily brushing.
Gum Diseases: Gum disease is the inflammation of the gums often caused by lack of oral and dental hygiene. Gum disease is preventable, and it can also be avoided with simple steps at an early age; brushing, flossing and dental visits.
Thumb Sucking: One of the most common dental issues associated with childhood is thumb-sucking. In few children thumb sucking could begin in the womb. The action is comforting and instinctive which is a cause for worry in most cases.
Tooth Fall: When children lose their first tooth, it can be a very exciting or painful for them. They may feel proud to know they’re getting older, or they will have permanent teeth coming soon.
Crooked Teeth: Baby teeth in most children move into crooked teeth positions because they’re too small to fill the amount of gum space allocated. Children between the age of 8-11 years are in a phase of mixed dentition wherein both the milk and permanent teeth are present in the mouth. This phase generally begins at around 6 years with the eruption of 1st permanent molars and lasts till about 12 years of age. Several physiologic anomalies are present in the mixed dentition period which are self-correcting.
Genetics and heredity: If one or both of your parents had crowded or crooked teeth, it’s possible that you will, too. You may also inherit an overbite or under bite from your parents.
Chewing and digestion: Crooked teeth can also interfere with proper chewing, which may cause digestion problems.
Loose or stained teeth: When children lose their baby teeth, the permanent ones soon replace them. However, if you discover one or more of your child’s teeth have special stains, it could be the warning sign of a severe issue like an infection or nerve damage.
TIPS ON PREVENTING AESTHETIC PROBLEMS DURING CHILDHOOD
- Avoid taking tetracycline antibiotics for any extended period during pregnancy or giving it to your child before year of age. It can cause staining of primary and permanent teeth that may be impossible to remove.
- If water supply is properly fluoridated, it is not necessary to give your child vitamins containing fluoride.
- Avoid foods which are high in calories or junk, as they may promote decay.
- Watch out for tell-tale signs of clenching or grinding. Have your child’s dentist looks for signs of wear on the teeth surfaces.
- If orthodontic treatment is required, make certain careful oral hygiene and regular visits to your child’s dentists.
- Learn about fillings which can be gold, plastic, silver, etc. Learn how long restorations are expected to last and what type of materials could be used to give your child the most appropriate treatment.
- If it can be saved, don’t have a tooth extracted. It is better to maintain a tooth in good health.
- If a primary or even baby tooth is prematurely lost or removed, ask your dentist for space maintainers (to preserve room for the permanent tooth).
- Learn about fillings which can be gold, plastic, silver, etc. Learn how long restorations expected to last and what type of materials could be used to give your child the most appropriate treatment.
- If it can be saved, don’t have a tooth extracted. It is better to maintain a tooth in good health. If a primary or even baby tooth is prematurely lost or removed, ask your dentist if space maintenance (to preserve room for the permanent tooth) is needed. Loss of space can often lead to the need for an orthodontic treatment later.
Preparing a Child for Root Canal Treatment is difficult
The dentist will guide the parent on how to prepare a child for the root canal treatment. The parent can talk to the child about what procedure will unfold and why the child needs it. Your child may even feel scared about the entire procedure. Depending upon the age of your child; your dentist will take the X-rays of your child. These would help the dentist to examine the area clinically better.
This can show to the dentist how bad the infection is and what possible options are available. The child will receive local anesthesia and in some cases might receive conscious sedation. This can help to prevent pain while the root canal treatment is being done. The child might also receive antibiotics to help prevent any infections after the root canal treatment is done.Call Now
Reasons to take care of Milk Teeth in Children:
- Milk teeth serve as path guiders and act as place holders for succeeding teeth. Premature loss of untreated milk teeth can lead to shift of permanent teeth eruption. This means the permanent teeth which are to erupt will not be knowing where to come.
- Permanent teeth form in between the roots of milk teeth. If milk teeth develop decay or left untreated; the decay can spread quickly and cause damage to tooth development.
- Milk teeth help children to chew food and provide proper nutrition contributing to the overall growth and development of the child. If milk teeth are not taken care of, cavities may develop compromising the functions.
- Milk teeth aid in speech development. They provide support to the facial musculature and also gives shape to the child’s face.
- Presence of healthy milk teeth boosts personality and confidence in the child.
A negative past experience may instill fear in child’s mind specifically when a painful experience has occurred during childhood. Children feel more anxious than adults for the very reason of their fear of needles and unknown. When they have undergo a dental treatment, the pain related to tooth decay adds to their anxiety.
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Always supervise kids younger than 8 years of age while they are brushing, as they may swallow toothpaste. Keeping sugary foods in restraint, encourage children to do their regular brushing and rinsing for good health.
Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Kids
- Children should brush their teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Yet, it has been seen that, some children only brush once a day. Or worst, they forget to brush entirely.
- It is important that an adult brushes or supervises their child’s brushing at least up to 6 years.
- Cavities can also develop when plaque and food particles aren’t removed from in between teeth. Flossing can be very hard for kids, so again parents need to help kids with this important step.
- Remember, that good dental hygiene includes regular dental check-ups. The way adults see a dentist every 6 month, you should make dental appointments for your children.
- Since baby teeth typically erupt at around 6 months of age, schedule your child’s first dental visit shortly after their first tooth becomes visible.
How can a Dentist treat cavities in Kids?
A dental filling is common for toddlers and children's who have one or more cavities. Fillings can be done on both permanent and milk teeth. During the procedure, the dentist removes the tooth decay and then fills the hole with white composite or metal material. Filling a cavity that forms on a milk tooth, can save or can preserve the tooth.
Saving the tooth is important because losing baby teeth prematurely, can cause to a permanent tooth to improperly come in. milk teeth also helps your children with chewing and speaking. Dentists perform dental fillings on children and toddlers; sometimes as young as 1 or 2 years old. In cases of severe tooth decay, your dentist might recommend a SAPTeeth crown.
Sometimes, if the tooth is badly damaged or has an infection, the milk tooth may need to be extracted. If your dentist extracts the tooth, they’ll keep the gap open with a space maintainer, which helps permanent teeth grow in properly. Of course, getting young children to sit for a dental procedure is challenging, to say the least. Some dentists may use sleep dentistry to help children relax during the procedure.
If your child has multiple cavities, your dentist might recommend breaking up the appointment. Royal Dental Clinics in Mumbai can complete most treatments in 1-2 sittings. Your dentist may recommend putting your child to sleep for dental treatment called as general anesthesia.Call Now
What causes Crooked Teeth in Children?
Both milk teeth and permanent teeth can come in crooked, or even they become crooked. Baby teeth sometimes may move into crooked positions because they’re too small to fill the amount of gum space allocated to them. Prolonged habits, such as sucking on a pacifier or thumb can even cause baby teeth to become pushed out or crooked.
Heredity and genetics may also play a role.
Having a crooked milk teeth doesn’t mean your child will have crooked permanent teeth. However, permanent teeth can also be crowded if the milk teeth are densely growing. If trauma to the mouth or even tooth decay causes one or more baby teeth to fall out sooner than they would naturally, the permanent teeth that follows may grow out of the gums slanted rather than straight.
Conscious sedation in children
Although some people may feel apprehension about certain dental procedures, the use of sedation can calm worries and also even make the experience more tolerable. There are many different types of sedatives that a dentist can use, and each one exhibits varies a degrees of strength. The most powerful ones can make the patient unconscious so the procedure is not experienced in any way. This is actually quite rare, since dentists prefer that their patients remain conscious and be able to respond to commands.
What are the advantages of sedation in children dentistry?
- Sedation allows us to perform more treatment in fewer visits. Whether you need a cavity filled, treatment for sore gums, cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or even to fix a chipped tooth, you will be amazed at how much dental treatment can be accomplished while you are calmly sedated.
- A child may sleep up to eight hours and may be drowsy and irritable for up to 24 hours following sedation. When a child is sleeping, he or she should wake up easily.
What are the side effects of conscious sedation?
- Sedation may slow your breathing and the nurse may give you oxygen.
- Your blood pressure may be affected and you may get IV fluids to stabilize your blood pressure.
- Because sedation effects may linger, you may have a headache, nausea, and feel sleepy for several hours.
In Mumbai between March to June is so hot that the ocean water is a constant, low-broiling Jacuzzi temperature. It is so hot and humid that definitely makes people have a sip of cold water or a cola. Dr. Chirag doesn’t seem to notice that, coz he is busy fixing extraordinary smiles. The biggest advantage of having Dr. Chirag is that he manages smile designing at Royal Dental Clinics.
Smile designing is a procedure to improve aesthetics of teeth and enhance your beautiful smile. In addition to the shape, colour, size, proportion of teeth, are necessarily looked at. Fabrication and designing of crowns and bridges, is done with the help of CAD-CAM and 3D printer for accurate results. The specialty at Royal Dental Clinics is that in most cases; your child’s treatment, examination, crown fabrication and final placement; can be completed in one to two sittings.
Dr. Chirag Chamria
Specialised Dentistry Achievements:
Specialised Dentistry Achievements:
|Simplifying Endodontis with Single NITI file system||Dr Chris Chen, DY Patil University||July 2015|
|D/d in Oral Medicine and Radiology||Dr. Hemant Umarji, DY Patil University||November 2013|
|New Age Aspects of Dentistry||Dr Gordon Christensen, 3M ESPE & ENCODE||June 2012|
|Occlusion Towards Reliable Conclusion||Dr Ajit Shetty, DY Patil University||July 2015|
|Mastering Composite Artistry for Anterior Restoration||Dr Manali Mehta, DY Patil||Dec 2015|
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Achievements:
|Advanced CMF Trauma, Zygomatic Implant, Maxillofacial Reconstruction||Dr Eric Dierks||Nov 2016|
|Embryology of Rare Cleft by Dr.S M Balaji,||DY Patil University||August 2014|
|Paediatric Dental Anaesthesia||Dr Patil University||July 2015|
|Qualification for Basic Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapy||August 2015|
|Training Program on CPCR, Dept of Anaesthesia & OMFS||DY Patil University||January 2016|
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