Paediatric Dentistry

Our paediatric dentistry service for children in Mijas

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The importance of paediatric dentistry in Mijas

It is completely normal and legitimate for parents to be concerned about their children’s oral health, as they always want to ensure their children’s wellbeing. Pathologies such as caries, dental trauma and dental development are usually the most frequent.

The branch of dentistry that specialises in solving oral problems in young children is called paediatric dentistry. Therefore, a paediatric dentist is a paediatric dentist who is familiar with the most common dental pathologies and treatments in children.

At Clínica Dental Gallardo & Jímenez we are aware of the importance of paediatric dentistry for children, as solving possible dental alterations in time is a guarantee for the future of the treated baby.

What are the most common treatments in paediatric dentistry?

Restorative treatment mainly consists of treating trauma, using sealants, which consists of slightly filling the grooves and fissures of the teeth without removing dental material to avoid possible caries, and treating the caries produced and its consequences.

The main difference between normal dentistry and paediatric dentistry in the treatment of caries is the presence of primary or milk teeth in children, which changes the treatment.

The examination of the oral cavity of children is a task that, as mentioned above, falls to the paediatric dentist. Once observed, the specialist will know if the child has any caries, trauma and/or any problem in the development of its dental structure.

 

Subsequently, we come to the phase in which the child must be treated. Among the possible treatments, the most common are the following:

 

Pulpectomy, the purpose of which is to remove pulp tissue damaged by caries.
Dental appliances (preventive and interceptive), to correct deforming habits such as prolonged use of a dummy.
Application of fluoride to prevent caries.

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Why treat a baby tooth?

Primary teeth (milk teeth) have important functions in addition to aesthetics: they allow chewing, phonation and the correct development of the jaws where the permanent teeth will be lodged. In addition, alterations in the primary teeth can have consequences for the permanent teeth. It is also necessary to treat the teeth to prevent the pain that can be caused by caries in the child. If the milk tooth disappears prematurely for whatever reason (caries or trauma), it is necessary to fit some kind of appliance to preserve the space until the future permanent tooth comes through. These treatments are painless, although an adaptation period of between one and four weeks will be necessary, as the mouth will have to adapt to the orthodontics fitted.

At Gallardo & Jiménez we take care of children’s oral health.

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At Gallardo & Jiménez we take care of children’s oral health.

Baby teeth have important functions in addition to aesthetics: they allow chewing, phonation and the correct development of the jaws where the permanent teeth will be lodged. For this reason, and many others, paediatric dentistry is essential to preserve the optimal health of the child in the long term.

 

In our dental clinic in Mijas you will have at your disposal professional, qualified and experienced paediatric dentists. If you would like more information about the importance of paediatric dentistry or about any other speciality, dental treatment or aesthetic treatment, please contact us without any obligation… We will be happy to help and assist you!

Paediatric Dentistry treatment for children in Mijas