Missing a tooth is a terrible experience. Isn't it? It can affect our confidence and make us too self-conscious when we smile or talk. Not to mention the difficulty in chewing and eating the food. This is where dental...
Never Be Childish With
Your Child Dental Health
Nothing is purer than a child’s smile and as parents, we should ensure their smile remains gorgeous. Does your kid have any dental concerns like cavities, toothache or anything? If yes, don’t be late to visit our paediatric dental expert. With expert care and regular dental checkups, children can reach adulthood with a healthy and happy smile. Visit Aura and consult with our experts to address your child’s dental issues. We focus on the overall dental needs of the growing children and have a unique approach to the treatment to present them with healthy smiles. Our affordable and comprehensive paediatric dental services assist in improving your child’s facial appearance, preventing dental disease and improving overall oral health.
Treatments We Provide
Preventive Dental Care
We are of the ideology that prevention is better than cure. And, it is important to make sure ensure your child doesn’t come across dental issues. In fact, the rise in tooth decay conditions in children nowadays is caused mainly by the changes in diet and not knowing about the benefits of Preventive Dental Care. However, most dental diseases are preventable. We want children to enjoy the beginning of their life to the best and avoid the pain and concerns associated with dental disease.
Treatments Included in Our Preventive Dental Care
The type of food, and frequency of its consumption may result in more dental cavities. Most of the time cavities occur due to an uncontrolled intake of high sugary foods. At Aura, we analyse the diet and give customized tips on how to change the diet patterns and minimize the risk while delivering advice about preventive dental caries.
Pit & Fissure Sealants:
Sometimes even with brushing, it becomes difficult to remove the food and plaque stuck on the tooth and thus the pits and grooves on the tooth’s biting surfaces that may lead to decay. We deliver a sealant, which is generally a clear or opaque plastic material and can be applied to the pits and fissures of teeth where decay usually occurs. While offering a physical barrier to close pits and fissures, the sealant helps protects them from bacteria and food. Sealants focus on reducing the risk of cavities formed in these grooves, which is hard to be kept clean. Consult with our paediatric dentist for more details.
Fluoride when applied to your child’s teeth would help keep the enamel strong. The foods we eat along with the drinks we consume can sometimes dissolve the mineral content on the outer surface of teeth (enamel), which is the first stage of a three-part process of tooth cavity formation. The fluoride varnish or commonly known as fluoride gel help maintain a strong tooth structure while reversing a small cavity that might be present in only the enamel.
Dental Decay Management
Depending on the symptoms, age and general health condition, we suggest various procedures for the treatment of dental decay in children. Most of the cases require the removal of a decayed part of the tooth and replacing it using fillings while others are treated by utilizing a wide range of decay management therapies. We implement modern technologies for the expert management of tooth decay after identifying the condition.
If the tooth decay is seen in the enamel or dentine layer only (without attacking the nerve of the tooth), the cavity is restored with a filling soon after the decay removal. We make use of the glass ionomer fillings and composite fillings, the two commonly used filling materials for children’s teeth. These fillings generally match the colour of the tooth structure. They need the most minimal tooth preparation so that only less tooth structure is removed while maintaining the health of the tooth.
If the tooth decay has begun to affect the area of the pulp (the nerve of the tooth), pulp therapy becomes unavoidable. While pulp serves the function of delivering blood and oxygen to the tooth, damage to the pulp can compromise its sole purpose. For young teeth with immature roots, the pulp is crucial for the development of the root of the tooth. We implement pulp therapy with the primary objective of maintaining the health of teeth and tissues as well as eliminating the constant pain from the injured pulp.
When the decay reaches the nerve of a baby tooth, the infected area of the nerve should be removed instantly to save the decayed tooth. This procedure is generally referred to as pulpotomy and is usually called a “mini” root canal treatment. When left untreated, the infection may spread and reach the tooth root and thus pulpotomy becomes a necessity. The pulpotomy procedure involves the removal of dental pulp from the tooth crown while preserving the natural pulp to keep the tooth alive and functioning.
Pulpectomy is generally the root canal therapy for baby teeth. This is essential when decay or injury to a tooth has led to the infection of the nerve. The main objective is to keep the tooth until the correct time for it to fall out. When there is an infection within the nerve of the tooth, it needs to be taken care of. If this is not done, it can result in a damaged nerve and abscess formation occurring when the infection spreads outside the tooth. Other than the severe pain, dental abscesses can cause fever and other health issues. As adult teeth develop close to the roots of baby teeth untreated infection can spread to and affect the development of the permanent teeth.
A dental crown is generally a tooth-shaped covering cemented to the tooth that serves the purpose of tooth restoration and function. Mostly, crowns are suggested by pediatric dentists when the repair and restoration of a primary (baby) tooth becomes necessary. This occurs usually when there is an incomplete primary tooth, large cavities or broken tooth. For broken teeth which may not be able to hold a filling properly or which have undergone pulp treatment, a crown is crucial for a strong tooth.
When baby teeth seen in the back of the mouth are lost due to decay or abscess before they should be lost naturally, the adjacent teeth are most likely to occupy the space reserved for the permanent tooth unless an appliance is placed for keeping that space open. This space maintainer containing steel wires and rings would fit in the area of the lost tooth so as to maintain the space that the permanent tooth would need later. This appliance could be cemented into your child’s mouth when required and once the permanent teeth appear or grow into that position, the appliance could be removed easily. For this appliance, it is necessary to avoid sticky foods completely and may require frequent replacements until it’s not needed for your child.
Myobrace - Preventive Pre-Orthodontic Treatment
Nowadays, crooked teeth can be seen in many children. But what if you could enhance your child’s smile, improve the development of the jaw, prevent overcrowding of teeth, breathing and even their sleep? Modern research brings out the fact that crooked teeth are not genetic, but rather an outcome of bad oral habits including mouth breathing as well as swallowing habits and incorrect tongue, which usually begins in early childhood days and restricts proper jaw development.
Myobrace System or Preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that analyses the root cause of such dental conditions as crooked teeth, and addressing them without requiring tooth extraction or braces and promoting natural growth and development. While commonly treating children of 3 to 15 years of age, it involves the usage of a series of removable intra-oral appliances that could be worn for usually 1-2 hours each day and overnight during sleep.
While addressing the underlying causes of both dental and facial issues, Myobrace treatment allows children to correct their bad oral habits at the earliest. Myobrace activities that involve regular usage of the appliance along with mouth exercises can help stretch and strengthen the lips, cheek muscles and tongue. While offering early diagnosis and allowing intended jaw development, the teeth straightening is made possible without the help of braces.
Other Solutions We Provide
The devices like sports guards or dental mouth guards and mouth protectors, help protect teeth during sports activities. Worn above the upper teeth, sports guards can serve the function of protecting individuals from injuries such as cut lips, broken teeth other mouth wounds. They are customizable according to your child’s need by taking the impression of the oral cavity and thus reducing any risk of injury.
While being similar to trays used for teeth whitening an oral night guard sits above the teeth and helps protect them from clenching or grinding. The device is commonly known by many names including bite splint, occlusal guard or occlusal splint. This appliance puts a stop to the habit of bruxism/teeth clenching.
After properly examining your child, apt appliances can be implemented for avoiding harmful habits such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing and bruxism. These appliances aid in breaking the habit and thus help prevent the detrimental changes produced by those habits.
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