Pedodontics or Pediatric Dentistry is associated with oral checkups, diagnosis, and treatment of children’s teeth. At Samaj Dental, we have round the clock service for young kids and adolescents for their better and timely treatment. Since children are more prone to cavities and problems like dental caries and plaques, a regular dental checkup is highly recommended by our experts to prevent any severe oral health problems in the future.

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FAQ

What are the most common dental problems in children?

Most parents only consider it important to take care of your kid’s teeth when they have baby teeth and not after they fall out and grow another set of teeth. In reality, dental problems are common among kids after 5 years up to puberty. If you are a concerned parent then here are some common dental problems to watch out for your kid of any age.
• Tooth Decay
• Tooth Sensitivity
• Gum Disease
• Loosened Teeth
• Tooth misalignment
• Early Tooth loss

Kid’s First Visit at Samaj Dental

We have expert oral health consultants here at Samaj Dental who will examine your child’s oral health to see if there’s anything unusual with his/her gums or teeth. We try to make your child as comfortable as possible and try to keep the dentophobia at bay.

When you first step in at Samaj Dental with your child, we will first ask you to fill up a membership form for your kid. This will cost you only Nrs. 30.00 (for children below 16 years of age). Once your child is our registered member, he/she will be taken to our expert dental consultant that best suites his/her condition.

Our consultants will also take information related to your child’s medical history and assesses the child’s growth to identify future dental problems. We also have infographic charts and books to educate and aware young ones and their parents about the importance of brushing and flossing and avoiding too many sugary treats.

In case of any doubts, our dentist takes an X-ray of your child’s teeth and gum to see what’s not visible with naked eyes. If any cavities or infection or crowding of the teeth is seen, then we will proceed with the further treatments required to lower the risk and severity right away. Treatment can include plaque cleaning, dental filling, fluoride treatments and so on.

Caring for Children’s Teeth

There are many ways to help care for your child’s baby teeth or regular teeth. Some of this includes:
• Brushing 2 times a day
• Cleaning between the two crooked teeth
• Limiting sugary treats
• A regular visit to your pedodontists
• Sealants to protect from cavities

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is mainly for those people who fear dental procedures or simple tooth cleaning. Young people, particularly, the children are tensed and anxious when they have to step into a dentist’s office.

Hence to take away the fear, we have sedation dentistry. This uses medicine/ mild sedative to help dental patients relax. Sometimes it is called “dental sleep” but this is not completely accurate. Typically, patients are awake except for those who took general anesthesia.

What are dental sedatives?

Dental sedatives are different forms of medications (oral, IV, gaseous) used by the dentist to help an anxious/scared patient to calm down during a long or even a short dental procedure.

Who is benefitted by sedation dentistry?

People who have anxiety about pain or simply just sitting on the chair will benefit from sedation dentistry. Not all sedatives are sleep-inducing, some include techniques to calm a patient. For instance, your dentist will give you numbing agents or anesthesia, where patients lay awake but they don’t feel any pain. Some receive laughing gas before procedures like getting crowns or root canals.

What types of sedation are used for children?

Different types of sedation medicine can be used for your child that are safe and will decrease their anxiety. Different kinds of sedation include:

• Nitrous Oxide aka Laughing gas
• Oral Sedatives
• IV Sedation

How long does it take for sedatives to work?

As mentioned earlier, conscious sedation, where a patient lies awake through out the procedure, takes about an hour before the effects start to work. IV sedatives, on the other hand, work within a few minutes of injection. Laughing gas starts to work as soon as you wear the mask and inhale the gas.