What is a Paediatric Dentist?
A Paediatric Dentist has a general dental degree just like your family dentist. In addition to this a paediatric dentist has an extra 3 years of specialist training making them experts in the field of children’s dentistry. A Paediatric Dentist exclusively treats children from birth to 16 years of age. They provide preventative oral care and comprehensive dental treatment for infants and children through to adolescences.
What can we provide for your child?
We provide a unique child focused environment that is fun, gentle and sensitive to the special needs of children and adolescents. We aim to prevent dental disease and support parents in a non-judgemental way to enable them to work with their child at home between visits.
We provide pragmatic treatment planning in children’s dentistry that considers the individual needs of families. When children develop dental problems we aim to fix their teeth in the most durable way possible by using reliable techniques that won’t let us down. We want children to enjoy their dental visits so they continue to attend the dentist without fear as they mature. We recommend scheduling the first dental visit by 12 months. This is the ideal time to help parents prevent dental problems.
The conditions we treat:
- Dental decay in children and adolescents
- Anxiety and dental phobia
- Children with behavioural and sensory processing problems
- Traumatic injuries to primary and permanent teeth
- Dental problems in children with disability or medical problems
- Developmentally missing teeth
- Developmental defects of tooth structure
- Children with cleft lip and palate
- Gum disease in children and adolescents
- Interceptive orthodontics such as space maintainers
- Tooth wear
- Tongue ties from early infancy upwards
- Mouth ulcers
- Facial swellings
- Neonatal problems such as natal teeth
- Stained and discoloured primary and permanent teeth