Excel Dental Care in Bangalore offers a comprehensive and preventive dental care for Infants, Toddlers, Young Children, and Teens. Our Pediatric Dentist and our dental staff create a safe, comfortable, and anxiety free atmosphere for your child. We ensure that you and your child will have a positive experience. We deliver healthy, happy smiles for your precious one by compassionate and gentle practice, meanwhile abandoning dental fear in your child. Your child will definitely love us.
Milk teeth act as a guide path for the eruption and proper positioning of the Permanent teeth. The premature loss of primary teeth results in loss of arch length, insufficient space for erupting permanent teeth, and tipping of the erupting permanent teeth. Thus, keeping primary teeth healthy is significant.
Tooth decay is caused by the build-up of plaque and bacteria which feed on sugar and thus produce an acid that destroys the enamel and damages the tooth. Spotting a cavity early and getting it treated at the earliest saves your child from the dreadful tooth pain. Cavities in the milk teeth have to be treated to avoid the progression of caries into the nerve and causing pain and swelling.
At Excel Dental Care, we choose the filling material carefully to cater to our little patient’s needs which is durable and fracture resistant fillings.
Is it necessary to fill the cavities in the milk teeth?
It is absolutely important to get the tooth decay or cavity in the milk tooth or baby tooth to be treated and filling done.
What will happen if you do not get the cavity in milk tooth treated?
The cavity progresses to damage more of the tooth structure and when it reaches the pulp, which is the vital organ of the tooth, a simple filling will not be the treatment of choice. Badly decayed tooth results in pain, swelling, and pus discharge and the treatment is Root canal treatment.
If the decayed tooth is left untreated, early exfoliation of the tooth due to caries will cause problems for the erupting permanent tooth as well.
Should i opt for filling or extraction of decayed tooth in kids?
A tooth filling is the most promising and worthy treatment option for a decayed tooth. A tooth filling is done after the decay is removed and thus a tooth is saved intact.
Whereas, in extraction, the tooth lost will pose a series of problems for the erupting permanent teeth. The milk tooth acts as a guide path for the eruption, proper positioning of the permanent tooth.
The adjacent teeth will drift towards the missing tooth space and create problems. Space Maintainers should be placed to avoid all the problems of early removal of teeth due to caries.
Is tooth filling painful?
No. The procedure is done by administering Local Anaesthesia to make our young patients comfortable and procedure to be painless. Our specialist kid’s dentist is committed to compassionate and gentle practice to create healthy and happy smiles.
It is a dental procedure intended to prevent tooth decay.
Pit and fissure sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted on the occlusal surface (chewing surface) of the premolars and molar teeth.
The sealant bonds into the grooves and depressions of the teeth and forms a protective shield layer over the enamel of teeth. This protective shield layer prevents the accumulation of food and plaque from getting stick in the tiny grooves and pits and in the teeth and causing decay.
Is it painful?
No. It is a non-invasive procedure. It just takes only a few minutes for the Pediatric dentist to apply the sealant on the teeth.
It is a simple procedure. No drills, No Anaesthetic injections are required.
Is fissure sealants Safe?
Absolutely safe and effective.
How long does it last?
Sealants usually last for many years. However, a periodic visit to your dentist is mandatory to check if the sealant is intact.
What is the right age for pit and fissure sealants?
Ideal – As soon as the first permanent teeth erupt at 6 years.
If caries progresses and reaches the pulp, then the child has to go for pulp therapy followed by dental crown if necessary.
Root canal treatment on milk tooth or primary tooth removes the irreversibly, inflamed pulp tissue and saves the tooth.
Healthy oral hygiene habits have to followed from an early age
- Massage your child’s gums
- Brush your baby’s teeth with a kid’s toothbrush and toothpaste twice daily
- Pit and fissure sealants at the age of 6
- Regular dental check-ups to check for cavities
- Follow healthy eating habits
- Drink plenty of water
- Limit sugar intake
- Book an Appointment for your child’s First Orthodontic consultation at the age of 7 years