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Common Dental Procedures To Know For Your Child

7 Common Dental Procedures To Know For Your Child

Regular dental checkups are essential for children’s oral health. As a parent, you should begin taking your child to a Pediatric Dentist in Dubai as soon as their first baby tooth appears. You must take care of their primary teeth during their early years to ensure that their permanent teeth have a strong foundation. The earlier you begin caring for your child’s teeth, the better their oral health will be as they grow.


Here are the common dental procedures for children at a dentist you must know:

  • Dental Cleaning and prophylaxis

Regular cleanings and prophylaxis are essential common dental procedures for maintaining good oral health and the appearance of your child’s teeth, as well as freshening their breath and removing any surface staining. It helps to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. During a cleaning, the dentist at the best pediatric dental clinic will remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth, floss and polish their teeth, and offer tips for maintaining good oral hygiene at home. Cleaning is painless, is very quick to do and is easily accepted by the majority of children. Regular cleanings allow your child’s dentist to detect small cavities or areas where a cavity may form and take the necessary precautions, such as fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Regular dental cleanings can also help to instill positive oral health habits in your child, learn the importance of maintaining good oral health, and can carry these habits into adulthood.

  • Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen the enamel on your child’s teeth, making them more resistant to decay. During the early years of your child’s life, the teeth are still developing and are more susceptible to decay. The regular use of fluoride can help to protect the teeth from decay and promote healthier teeth overall. Fluoride can also help to reverse the early stages of tooth decay by re-mineralizing weakened areas of the enamel. This means that if your child has a small cavity or a weakened tooth, fluoride treatments can help to strengthen the tooth and prevent the need for more invasive dental treatments.

Depending on your child’s oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends professional fluoride treatment for your child every 3, 6, or 12 months. Fluoride treatments are administered by Pediatric Dentists in myPediaclinic in the form of a highly concentrated varnish. A brush will be used by your child’s dentist to administer the treatment. These treatments contain far more fluoride than water or toothpaste. Our highly qualified Pediatric Dentists will only take a few minutes to apply them. Your child may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes following the treatment to allow the fluoride to fully absorb. Fluoride treatments are painless and have a positive impact on your child’s oral health.

  • Tooth filling

Dental fillings is another common dental procedures for children and are an important aspect of pediatric dentistry as they help to restore the function and appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth. In children, dental decay can occur rapidly and may lead to significant tooth loss or damage if left untreated. Fillings are used to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and replace it with a material, such as composite resin that will prevent further decay. This helps to maintain the integrity and strength of the tooth, and prevent the spread of decay to other parts of the mouth.  In addition to restoring damaged teeth, fillings can also improve the overall appearance of your child’s smile. Children often feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth, and having fillings can boost their confidence and self-esteem especially if the damage happens in the front teeth and they look black. Furthermore, early intervention with fillings can also prevent the need for more extensive and costly dental procedures in the future. Fillings are painless and typically are quickly done  at myPediaclinic. By treating decay early, we help your child keep away from the need for root canals, crowns, or even extractions.

  • Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a procedure that removes the infection from the pulp (the soft tissue “nerve” inside the tooth) and seals off the root canal. This helps to preserve your child’s natural teeth and maintain good oral health. By removing the damaged or infected pulp from the inside of the tooth, root canal treatment helps to prevent the spread of infection to other teeth or other parts of the body. It’s usually done when a tooth has been damaged or decayed, and it can be done in one visit. The goal of this procedure is to clean out any bacteria  or decay, so they don’t cause more damage or infection over time. Once your child’s tooth has been treated, they’ll be able to eat and drink normally again.

  • Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It is a safe and effective treatment option for restoring damaged or decayed teeth in children.

The crown is cemented into place and covers the entire tooth above the gumline allowing your child to bite and chew normally. Dental crowns can also improve the appearance of your child’s affected tooth, help restore their smile, and boost their confidence. They are made of materials such as zirconia , or stainless steel metal for kids. The procedure usually involves one visit to the dentist. Unlike adult dentistry where the dentist will prepare the tooth, take impressions, and place the crown; in Pediatric Dentistry the crowns are ready made.

  • Dental Braces Treatment

Braces are also one of the most common dental procedures for children and are an important treatment option for children with orthodontic problems. They can improve oral health, self-esteem, jaw function, speech, and bite, and provide more permanent results. Braces treatment for children typically involves a comprehensive examination, the placement of braces, regular adjustments, and eventual removal of the braces.  Most children only require braces with brackets, wires, and rubber bands. The brackets are connected to the teeth by a wire and rubber bands. The wire is gradually tightened bit by bit to help align the teeth properly. The rubber bands come in a variety of bright colours that your child can choose from. Some braces are metal, while others are clear or white ceramic. Some of them even go behind the teeth (lingual braces). Clear removable braces that move teeth with plastic trays  (Invisalign aligners ) are also available, but only for certain children. There is also a version of Invisalign designed specifically for children and younger kids. Invisalign Teens  feature specially designed invisalgn trays to fit comfortably in a child’s mouth. Speak to the best kids dentist in Dubai to decide which option is perfect for your child. With the right care and attention and by starting orthodontic treatment early braces can help your child achieve a healthy, functional, and confident smile that will last a lifetime.

  • Tooth Extractions

While the majority of children lose their teeth naturally, there are times when an extraction is necessary. Your dentist may recommend extractions for your child if a tooth is badly broken down, causing pain, or infection. Extractions are typically a last resort, and the dentist will explore all other treatment options first. Your child’s dentist can perform a simple tooth extraction, which involves gently loosening and pulling the visible baby tooth. This procedure is quick and it only requires a local anesthetic. A more involved tooth extraction may necessitate the use of local anesthetic plus sedation. It’s important to get this procedure done at the best pediatric dental clinic for a comfortable experience

If you are concerned about these common dental procedures for children and your child’s dental health, then it is important to seek advice from a Pediatric Dentist in Dubai. The dentist will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action for your child. With the right care and attention, they can help prevent further damage and maintain good oral health for many years to come.


myPediaclinic – the best pediatric dental clinic in Dubai

Our experienced award-winning Pediatric Dentists at myPediaclinic in Dubai Healthcare City help young children have a stress-free and relaxing visit. Whether you’re getting your child’s teeth cleaned, filled, whitened, treating a cavity or wanted to know more about common dental procedures for children, your child can enjoy colourful and vibrant surroundings, and fantastic entertainment facilities for a great experience.

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