No matter how hard we try to keep healthy teeth in our little ones, one day, the sweets and chocolates that children love so much still lead us to the doors of a children’s dentist. And here parents face the question of how to make dental treatment in children painless, to avoid tears and tantrums. Fortunately, the times of high-profile dental and evil dentists are in the past. And by contacting one of the modern private clinics, you can count on expert help, comfortable atmosphere and quiet communication with the doctor. You will not have to wait long in the queue, the administrator will offer the child entertainment, and the doctor will meet you with a smile and in a good mood.
The dentist will examine the baby’s oral cavity and most likely will suggest that you take a picture of a sick tooth to know exactly how deep caries has gone. Also, the doctor will help you choose the best method of pain relief in accordance with the scale of the problem.
Dental treatment for young children
The first thing that parents should be able to do is to find caries in a child. To do this, periodically inspect the teeth of the crumbs. If you see white or brown specks on them, pay attention to how the baby reacts to hot and cold, how it chews (on both sides, or only on one), and if it has any smell from the mouth. If you still notice signs of caries, contact your doctor.
The opinion that milk teeth can not be cured is absolutely wrong. Caries tends to develop very rapidly, hitting the whole tooth and quickly moving to the neighbors. Milk teeth have the same structure as permanent ones. This means that they are prone to caries, periodontitis, pulpitis, and other dental diseases. And according to doctors, milk teeth are destroyed faster than the indigenous ones, and it is more difficult to treat them. In addition, the infection that is in the canal of the baby tooth can also affect the molar tooth. And it is not recommended to remove baby teeth ahead of time, as this may lead to the formation of abnormal bite in the child. It turns out that the treatment of milk teeth is inevitable.
Anesthesia for children
Of course, no one wants to torture their own krovino, and all parents are looking for good ways to pain relief. And here there is no single panacea. It all depends on the situation and the individual characteristics of the child. If the baby has a small hole in the tooth, and at the same time it is very calm and patient, you can try to cure the tooth without anesthesia. This is the best option for the health of the crumbs, but only if the dentist is able to find an approach to the baby and does not frighten him with a drill and tools. If the crumb is afraid of hospitals and treats strangers with distrust, it is better not to risk and immediately discuss with the doctor the options for pain relief.
One of the most popular methods used in dental clinics in Europe is sedation. This method involves the introduction of a child in a half awake state, during which he can communicate with the doctor, fulfill his requests and
The use of sedation begins with the age of 4, when the baby is able to independently apply a mask with oxygen to the mouth. In some clinics, to divert the attention of the child while he is breathing, include cartoons or show books. The effect of gas lasts 10-15 minutes. But this time is usually enough to fill the tooth.
If deeper treatment is required, local anesthesia is applied. This method of anesthesia involves applying a special freezing gel to the gum of the baby (application anesthesia) followed by an injection of an anesthetic injection into the gum. Under local anesthesia, the treatment of permanent teeth in children, as well as the opening of the canals and the removal of nerves in the milk teeth, are carried out.
Recently, articaine-based preparations are most often used for local anesthesia, since this substance has better anesthetic properties and is less allergenic, which is very important for young children. But it is also possible to use novocaine with a short period of action and lidocaine, which lasts longer. Before you give an injection, ask the doctor what medicine he uses.
The use of local anesthesia is allowed from 4 years. At 4 years, the dose of local anesthetic is