An RCT Is needed when a large cavity damages the tooth, the root becomes infected or inflamed. Root canal treatment is the process of removing the inflamed, decayed, diseased and infected root/pulp and healing the tooth.
Why is root canal treatment needed for your kids ?
Root canal treatment is important because, it is the best way to save your child’s tooth from getting extracted. It is necessary to prevent Deep traumatic dental injury and infection spreading to the other teeth as well. Avoiding root canal treatment can cause further pain and damage and tooth loss for kids!
Why to save a tooth? Why to prevent extraction of the tooth?
Majority of the population opt for extraction because of the pain, but it is not the solution. Also, extraction can cause drifting of adjacent tooth and it is a long and expensive procedure and ruin teeth alignment. So, it is better to get your child’s root canal treatment and save their tooth.
How does a peadiatric root canal done?
During the procedure, an endodontist (who specializes in treating root canal )carefully removes the pus inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals and places a filling to seal the space.
The dentist numbs the tooth. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth to the pulp chamber
Special files are used to clean the infection and unhealthy pulp out of the canals.
Then the endodontist shapes the canals for the filling material. Irrigation is used to help clean the canals and remove debris.
the canals are filled with permanent material and the rot is stopped once and for all . Is root canal treatment painful?
No, root canal treatment is one of the least painful treatments in child dentistry. Pain during root canal treatment is minimal when done with advanced technology equipment which we use at Partha Dental Clinics, kids won’t feel it at all ! Dos and don’ts after Root Canal of children
*Don’t eat hard, sugary, chewy, sticky foods and sweets. *Avoid hot and cold beverages *Take soft foods *Drink warm water *Maintain oral hygiene and brush well ! For more details on kids RCT !!!
The first dental visit of a child is full of anxiety for the parents as well as the child. It often depends on the parents, as to how they have prepared the child for the visit and whether the dental experience will be a pleasant or traumatic one . A child is definitely not going to be comfortable in an alien environment of dental surgery. And they normally have great apprehension and fear of the unknown. Best age to plan visit to the Dentist The first dental visit of a child should be any time after the emergence of the first few teeth, also if you notice any black spots on teeth, you should visit a dentist immediately, it might be an emerging cavity! Prepare your child for a visit to the dentist Parents play an important role in preparing the child for the dentist visit. The parents by themselves being apprehensive may unknowingly instill fear in the child’s mind and resistance for treatment. A few steps that could help are –
Prepare the child to be comfortable in the dental surrounding, start preparing the child a couple of days prior to the appointment. At no time, the child is to be made scared of a dentist by telling the child that we’ll ask the dentist to remove your teeth etc.
Show nice Dental cartoons or how dentists help little children ! Tell them before hand that it is nice to visit a
Parents should speak about going to the dental appointments for themselves too and how a dentist helped them.
Never tell “ horror Dental stories”, use only positive connotation only (both before and after each visit).
Do not talk of the words like drilling, painful, hurt, pain, injection and needle, etc. with dentist word so kids do not correlate these two.
One of the best ways to prepare your child is to start playing ‘Dentist-Dentist at home’, for example ‘counting of teeth’, ‘shape of teeth’, singing brushing songs while brushing teeth.
Use words like the dentist uncle will tickle your teeth’, ‘will be painting vitamins on your teeth to make them strong, he will make them shining and sparkly etc etc ’. These small measures will definitely aid in building the confidence in the child
Ensure that the first appointment of the child should be to let your child experience the dental office for a ‘visual inspection and a joy ride on the chair’. A good dentist generally does not start any treatment on the first visit and they like to get to know the child and befriend them. Having said all this, the dentist also plays a major role in alleviating the fear from the child’s mind.
The Dental Surgeons are specially trained to be patient friendly and use techniques so that the child feels ‘NO PAIN’ at all. In essence, the ultimate aim is to keep children absolutely comfortable, and to minimize anxiety when they visit the dental office to ensure that the traumatic experience does not create long term fear against a dental visit .
How to Choose A Kid Dentist?
A pedodontist or a “kid’s dentist” will be a better choice as he understands the problems of kids better and is well qualified in this field.
You should choose a dentist who is patient, friendly and dedicates time and attention. The dentist must know about child behavior techniques, growth and development. All these will help in your child getting the best possible dental care. Parents should be involved in the treatment process and ensure that the clinic which has toys, colors, cartoons, etc.to keep them happy ! In this way , parents can ensure that the Dental visit is an enjoyable one and now a harrowing visit ! For more consultation and answers visit a Partha Dental Clinic near you, especially in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana !
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment offered by a top pediatric orthodontics to help align kids teeth. Many children are extremely good candidates for this treatment option, which straightens teeth using a series of Removable Customized Smartrack material, customized aligners. Since 1980’s pediatric dental practice has been making kids’ smiles straighter and brighter using clear aligners. Learn more about our Invisalign treatment for kids below, or request a consultation today at Partha Dental near you !
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your kid’s teeth using a custom-made series of clear aligners. The aligners are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic, which gradually and gently shift teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Invisalign can be used to straighten teeth, fix crowded teeth, and close gaps.
What Does The Invisalign Treatment For Children Involve?
Consultation and scanning
After an initial consultation with our experienced opediatric orthodontist, we will be able to determine whether your child is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, as opposed . If Invisalign is a good fit for your kid’s needs, the process will start with digital scanning of the kids teeth and determining the exact treatment. These can be completed in our office using our cutting-edge digital teeth scanners in every ParthaClinic . Your orthodontist can then send these scans to the laboratory in order to fabricate your child’s special clear aligners. This technology also allows to digitally simulate the orthodontic outcomes your child can expect following treatment on a screen so you know how the face will look after the treatment!
Once the invisible aligners are fabricated, your child will be given a new set of aligners once every few weeks. With each new set, teeth will be moved into a straighter position until treatment is complete. Invisalign treatment length will vary depending on each child’s unique needs. After care
At the end of Invisalign treatment, patients will receive care instructions to ensure that their teeth remain straight and healthy for years to come. In some cases, a metal teeth retainer may be recommended for nighttime use in order to keep teeth properly aligned.
Benefits Of Invisalign For Children
Invisalign offers numerous benefits for children, including:
Clear aligners are virtually invisible
Minimal interference with everyday life
Involves no brackets or wires
Aligners are comfortable to wear
Aligners can be removed for easy cleaning
Effective and beautiful results
Involves no food restrictions, as compared with traditional braces. Schedule Your Child’s Invisalign Consultation today!
Preventative treatments save you money, time, and discomfort. Regular visits to a dental office for exams and cleanings allow doctors to use minimally invasive treatments. Regular scalings, screenings and exams can detect disease and conditions like Gum disorder before they become harder to treat or cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Let’s look at a few preventative treatments as examples.
Dental Cleanings and Exams Untreated gum disease eventually leads to gum tissue recession and loss of jawbone density. By undergoing routine cleanings, one can remove plaque and tartar buildup before it contributes to gum disease. Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss . If your tooth requires extraction, you will probably desire a quality prosthetic to restore oral function. Dental implants, bridges, and crowns are effective replacements for missing teeth, but they are all far more expensive than the cost of regular dental cleanings.
Remember, most health insurance policies cover cost of dental exams and cleanings. Why? Because health insurance providers know that prevention and early treatment are far more cost-effective than neglect and long term treatments.
Dental Fillings One common treatment often performed is cavity fillings. The procedure is minimally invasive and pain-free. A small cavity filling is also affordable. If a cavity goes untreated, it will continue to grow. Root Canal Therapy Once the infection reaches the vulnerable inner pulp of a tooth, only root canal therapy or tooth extraction can stop the infection from spreading further. An advanced cavity can be extremely painful, and even effective treatments can result in mild discomfort. Root canals are often followed by the placement of a dental crown. While we are proud to provide these critical restorative treatments, they can often be prevented by addressing tooth decay early on.
Tips for Avoiding Expensive Dental Procedures
Dentistry is not expensive, but neglect of your teeth can be. To enjoy the full benefits of modern dentistry, dentists recommend taking these proactive steps.
Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
Use a fluoride toothpaste
Reduce sugar intake
Eat a nutritious, plant-based diet
Schedule regular dental visits every six months for cleanings and/or exams
Don’t put off dental treatments
Schedule a visit if you have an aching tooth. Do not delay at all!
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To schedule your appointment with us please contact Partha Dental today !
When it comes to caring for an kid ( 0-4 years), most parents are well aware of the need for routine pediatrician visits as part of their baby’s health care regimen. Most of them visit the doctor for routine check ups, vaccinations etc but very few Indian parents consider going to a dentist. In fact, if they did they would save themselves a lot of problems afterwards!
In the dentistry world, it is well-recognized how important and necessary is a child’s early and regular dental care. For optimal oral health, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) recommends that dental visits begin with the appearance of a child’s first tooth as an effective way to have a lifelong program of preventive and good dental care and oral hygiene. Small children need to be taught the importance of looking after their teeth, so it is only fair that you as their parents share your knowledge and teach the children from an early age about oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
A few tips for early dental care –
Buy them a brush by age 1.5 years when the teeth start popping up ! Introducing a baby to his/her new first toothbrush can be fun, think about having a Disney character logo on it. This will encourage him/her to use that brush and better still the baby will know this particular bristled cleaner is theirs. This is also the time to teach them good oral hygiene. Experiencing his/her first encounter with the toothbrush should be an exciting event for the baby, where you get to show the toddler what it is for and how to use it.
This will not be too hard because as we know all babies put everything into their mouths so there we are, half the battle won. A good way to start is with a plastic cup containing two tablespoons of water, then squeeze a small amount of toothpaste into the liquid then stir. This can turn out to be a messy routine but more effective otherwise they tend to eat the toothpaste directly without brushing !
A baby will love every minute of dipping his own brush in and out of the cup, remember to supervise the baby at all times. Regular checkups to the dentist will allow the baby to become more comfortable with a dentist and not be scared of dental check ups!
Listen to the dentist and to the advice he may give, in case the teeth have cavities or are dirty because even in milk teeth, kids do get cavities!
Sometimes the teeth are crooked or broken , in that case too don’t be negligent and think that “these are only temporary teeth and these will break away , so why bother ?”… bother you must because the permanent teeth too will be misshapen-ed if the temporary are !
As a good parent, good oral hygiene for your kid is in your best interest too . You will spend less money on their later dental visits and cure if you are careful from the beginning ! It is therefore, in your best interest to adhere to the golden rules on how to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy. This can save a lot of pain and suffering down the road and also a lot of money!
One Baby Tooth + One Dental Visit = Zero Cavities
For every tooth, visit the dentist once!
“The ‘first-tooth visit’ lets the dentist check for proper oral and facial development, see if the teeth are growing in properly, and also detect early tooth decay. It also gives the dentist a chance to walk the parents through a complete program of home dental care for the child.
Tooth decay, even in the earliest stages of life, can have serious implications for a child’s long-term health and well-being-and it’s becoming more of a problem every day. A recent report from the Indian Dental Association has reported that in 2018-19 there was an increase of 15.5% of cavities in two- to five-year olds, due to bad oral health and eating chocolates, candies and also sleeping with a sweetened milk bottle in mouth. In fact this single practice of giving a milk bottle before bed and not brushing at night has been identified as the single largest cause of tooth decay as the most common childhood disease.
A possible contributor to this trend is the fact that only three out of five children visit a dentist at least once a year. While parents may avoid taking a child to the dentist to save money, studies show that children who have their first dental visit before age one have 40 percent lower dental costs in their first five years than children who don’t, making preventive care a sound health and economic decision.
Without preventive care, the impact of tooth decay on child development can be striking. A study in Pediatric Dentistry showed that children with cavities were significantly more likely to weigh less than 80 percent of their ideal body weight. Even more disturbing is evidence that the effects of poor oral health may be felt for a lifetime. Emerging research suggests that improper oral hygiene may increase a child’s risk of having heart disease or suffering a stroke as an adult.
Corona Virus – and Infection control at the Dentist’s Clinic !
As your dentist, we at Partha really care about your safety and work hard to prevent the spread of infection in any way. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and counter tops, have been cleaned and disinfected and wiped clean with Spirit .
At Partha dental , we also may cover some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient leaves like chair covers etc.
Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients.
Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused.
Infection control precautions also require all dental staff in our Clinics, who are involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eye wear when needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.
Your well-being is important to your dentist and dental staff. That’s why infection control procedures are in place at our dental offices across Andhra, Telangana and Karnataka!
What about the new coronavirus?
With so many news stories, it’s understandable to be concerned about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Please know that the precautions we as your dentist already take every day , will help prevent the spread of infection in his or her dental practice also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 in general.
Remember ———If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment immediately and inform our Clinic.
5. Apart from that , we also are screening patients for travel and signs and symptoms of infection when they update their medical history with us, in our dental clinic and Skin, Hair , Laser Clinics!
6. Taking temperature readings as part of the routine assessment of patients before performing dental procedures.
7. Making sure the personal protective equipment they use is appropriate for the procedures being performed.
8. Using a “rubber dam “ when appropriate to decrease possible exposure to infectious agents. 9. Autoclaving handpieces after each patient. 10. Having patients rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution before each appointment. 11. Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs and bathrooms.
We at Partha expect our patients to arrive on time for their appointments rather than too early; removing reading materials, toys etc touched by others and scheduling appointments in such a way , that it minimizes contact with other patients in the waiting room so as to prevent the spread of Corona virus through exposure!
12. As of now , we are asking questions to screen patients for the corona virus disease when confirming appointments or they arrive for treatment could include if they have traveled abroad in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with or is under investigation for COVID-19 and if they have a cough, fever or shortness of breath.
As Dentists we encourage patients who answer yes to these questions to contact their primary physician as soon as possible to find out if they should be seen or tested.
If undertaking any dental treatment through our dentists at Partha Clinics, you can be absolutely sure that all the necessary and appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been taken and our being taken everyday . It is a fast spreading flu like virus and good hygiene practices are the only way to safeguard ourselves against thus pandemic . Safety is surety !