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Pediatric Dentistry

What is pediatric dentistry?

Paediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty oriented to children. The paediatric dentist knows the dental problems better and relates more easily to our children than the general dentist. That is why, it is right person to coordinate, with the specialist in orthodontics, the health of the little ones.

A professional and expert team with the Ziving® experience is the best guarantee to maintain children's oral health in a happy and peaceful environment for the family.

It is best to take the children to the specialist in paediatric dentistry every 6 months for a check-up

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions we are usually asked by mothers who come to Ziving to start a paediatric dentistry treatment

From when can tooth decay appear?

Dental caries is an infection of the tooth; it is a bacterial disease that destroys the dental structures produced by a series of microbes that live in our mouth. Caries is also the most common chronic childhood disease.

Early childhood caries or "Baby Bottle Tooth Decay" can occur as soon as the first teeth appear in the child's mouth. From this moment it is convenient to start the oral cleaning of the teeth, which will be carried out with a small wet gauze. The longer it takes to start the dental hygiene processes, the more likely the child will have caries.

The most suitable professional for the diagnosis of caries in children is the specialist in paediatric dentistry. The Spanish Society of Paediatric Dentistry (S.E.O.P.) recommends that the first paediatric dentistry visit be made at first year of life.

How are cavities in children treated?

It will depend on whether it is the primary or permanent dentition since, depending on the pathology of the tooth, the treatment may be different depending on the dentition in question.

If the lesion reaches the nerve and we are dealing with temporary teeth, a pulpotomy or treatment of the nerve is carried out which has nothing to do with the endodontics carried out on definitive teeth. If the caries does not affect the nervous tissue of the tooth, it is filled with a paste (the filling).

The tooth is only extracted when there is no other choice; that is, when the infection forces its extraction because the roots of the tooth have been destroyed and it is unviable.

Can this caries affect the permanent tooth?

Sometimes the permanent teeth come out with malformations, stains or injuries secondary to the infection that the baby tooth had in its day and was not treated properly. Therefore it is a big mistake to think that, since one day your milk teeth will fall out, you do not have to worry too much about their care.

The children must be taken to the specialist in paediatric dentistry every 6 months to have their teeth checked in order to prevent possible diseases they might have in their mouths.

We must never neglect the oral health of our children.

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