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Common Pediatric Dentistry Terms

One of the most important duties a parent has is looking after the health of their child’s teeth. Many people believe all that matters is a tooth’s appearance. That is certainly not true. Bad oral health can have lasting consequences such as bad breath and deterioration of the jawbone. The following terms can help educate first time parents so that they are better prepared for caring for their kid’s dental hygiene.

  • Pedodontics – Now commonly known as pediatric dentistry, this branch of medicine focuses on the care and treatment of the teeth of children. Dentists who specialize in Pedodontics treat patients from birth to adolescence.
  • Orthodontics – The school of dentistry that aims to prevent and correct abnormalities in teeth. Orthodontics can include minimizing an overbite, measuring for a retainer, and braces.
  • Veneer – A thin layer placed on top of a tooth. There are two reasons dentists have for adding veneers to teeth. One is to improve the appearance of an individual’s smile. The other is to protect the surface of a tooth from further damage.
  • Denture – A set of imitation teeth, either partial or complete. Though rare in pediatric dentistry, children may need dentures for a variety of reasons, such as extreme decay caused by disease.
  • Bridge – Artificial teeth that are attached to one’s real teeth. There are two types: permanent and removable.
  • Crown – This can either refer to the part of the tooth covered by enamel or the synthetic replacement of this part that has been added by a dentist on damaged or decayed teeth.
  • Gingivitis – The medical name for a gum disease 50% of people fall prey to at some point in their lives. This caused inflammation at the gums and root of teeth.
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    Pediatric Dental Specialists PA
    209 Ne Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155
    At Pediatric Dental Specialists P.A., we care deeply for our patients offering the finest care including orthodontic treatment, adolescence oral care, infant care, oral health at pregnancy, cavity pre
    (913) 649-5437
    Carter Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
    8005 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66210
    At Carter Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we believe that establishing open communication with your orthodontist is a pivotal part of the process.
    (913) 451-1443
    Gladstone Dental
    231 Nw 72nd St, Kansas City, MO 64118
    (816) 436-5900
    Brandi Roeber DDS
    231 Nw 72nd St, Kansas City, MO 64118
    (816) 436-5900
    R Feldhaus Gerard D.D.S., P.C.
    415 E Us Highway 69, Kansas City, MO 64119
    (816) 454-0377
    Children's Dental Care
    19 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816) 444-2483
    Shoal Creek Pediatric Dentistry
    9051 Ne 81st Ter, Kansas City, MO 64158
    (816) 781-5437
    Childers Logan H Jr
    12600 E Us Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055
    (816) 478-4202
    Specialty In Pediatric Dental Care
    6500 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (913) 649-0166
    Drs. Parrish & Stinnett Pediatric Dentistry
    6500 W 95th St Ste 102, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (913) 649-0166
    William H. Doyle, D.D.S.,P.A.
    5370 College Blvd Ste 120, Leawood, KS 66211
    (913) 469-6555
    Martin, H Edward
    4601 W 109th St Ste 217, Leawood, KS 66211
    (913) 491-5044
    Pediatric Dental Specialists PA
    209 Ne Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64155
    (816) 468-5437
    Family First Dental
    4601 W 109th St Ste 240, Leawood, KS 66211
    (913) 381-2600
    H. Edward Martin, DDS, MS
    4601 W 109th St Ste 217, Leawood, KS 66211
    (913) 491-5044

    Pediatric dentists specialize in cleaning and maintaining the teeth of children and adolescents. Pedodontics also work to educate their patients on proper tooth hygiene, gum diseases and the importance of regular dental care. Such professionals are skilled at making children comfortable with their treatment and helping them protect their temporary and permanent teeth when they develop. Typically, pediatric dentists will offer different treatments than those who maintain adult or family practices. As they often work with temporary teeth, it is rare that they apply veneers, porcelain crowns or bridges. Some will fill a cavity if it develops in temporary teeth, or fix a break or chip that is causing a child pain. In other cases, these standard treatments are forgone in favor of an extraction until the permanent tooth develops. They do, however, monitor overall oral health, which has been shown to have an impact on a child's broader health and school performance. Pedodontics also includes emergency treatments, such as bonding or molar extraction. Often a referral to an endontic surgeon is required for these procedures, even if they are performed on temporary teeth. Orthodontic dentistry is another common need for adolescents. Orthodontics, meaning to straighten, ensures that adult teeth come in straight and that the patient's bite is lined up well. Though this is sometimes considered to be an aesthetic procedure, like the implantation of veneers, it can also help to improve overall dental health. Some of these same practices will work with adults to create dentures, but many specialize only in installing and maintaining braces. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry maintains a database of licensed pedodontic specialists throughout the country. For patients who are looking for a family practitioner who will do everything from braces to dentures, general practitioners are also available.
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