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.