Pediatric Dentistry

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What is Pediatric Dentistry?

It is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the care of babies, children and adolescents. The odontopediatria professional is dedicated to the care and treatment of children's oral health, from birth to adolescence. This branch of dentistry is mainly based on the prevention of possible injuries that may later compromise the development of permanent teeth.

Who We Are

Coquitlam Dental Group is a team of highly prepared dental professionals committed to offering their patients dental services characterized by the highest quality, with the latest technology, using the best materials and updated procedures, adapted to the needs of each patient, especially if they are the youngest. We are also committed to having a humane treatment with our patients based on patience and understanding so that they feel comfortable, especially in their first visits to the dentist. In Coquitlam Dental Group we extend our services for all the members of the family, we have services of pediatric dentistry, surgery, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry, implants and many more. Everything under protocols of the highest standards.

Why Choose Our Pediatric Dentistry

Because in Coquitlam Dental Group we have specialized staff in the service of pediatric dentistry, which will assure that the treatments made in children and adolescents are made in the appropriate way. Preventing and avoiding possible complications during the procedure, besides having the instruments and advanced technology to facilitate the surgical process. It is important for us that our patients have a positive view of the importance of maintaining good oral health, especially from the youngest ages when habits are being formed. That is why at Coquitlam Dental Group we make sure that our specialists have the highest levels of accreditation. In addition, we believe that quality of care begins with treating our patients well, attending to their requests, so that they feel comfortable, confident and relaxed, especially when it comes to babies and children.

Who Can Avail Our Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric dentistry service is oriented to babies, children and adolescents. At Coquitlam Dental Group we recommend that the first visit to the dentist should be made with the eruption of the first temporary tooth or preferably before this happens. The ideal is not to wait until some oral pathology is installed, but that the children go to consults with preventive aims, so that they get used to going periodically to the dentist for clinical checkups, placement of sealants in case of need and fluoride typifications, before having to resort to more invasive therapies to stop the advance of a certain oral disease.

Our Pediatric Dentistry Services

Sealants

Sealants are resin materials, which are applied in order to change the shape of the masticatory surface of the premolars and molars and thus achieve a smooth surface over deep, retentive pits and fissures, preventing the penetration of food remnants and microorganisms. Sealants have a half-life of approximately 10 years, although with good dental hygiene and care they may last longer.

Fluoride

Fluoride is a natural mineral, present in water, soil, food (vegetables, fish, seafood, salt), which helps prevent the development of cavities by making the surface of the teeth more resistant against the action of acids produced by the fermentation of sugar by bacteria. Topical fluoride is applied directly to the surface of the tooth and is found in toothpaste and mouthwashes. The dental professional can also apply it in the form of varnishes or gels and leave it on for a few minutes.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a gas used for conscious sedation (the patient remains awake) of patients during dental treatment, especially those who present symptoms of anxiety or fear of the dental appointment. It is a safe method and the effects disappear once its administration is stopped, which is done by inhaling the gas through a mask. Its action is based on inducing a state of calm and relaxation in the patient so that the dentist can perform the procedure without difficulty.

Pediatric Dentistry Benefits

Sealants

Sealants reduce the risk of caries by creating a mechanical barrier that covers the retentive areas of the pits and cracks on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. In addition, this facilitates tooth brushing and thus oral hygiene, and prevents the accumulation of food debris and micro-organisms. If a previously placed sealant is broken, it can be reapplied without any problems.

Fluoride

Fluoride application prevents the development of tooth decay by making the enamel more resistant to acid attack. Also, in cases where caries are evident at an early stage (white, porous chalk-like stain), it can be remineralized and reversed before it evolves into a cavity.

Nitrous Oxide

In children, conscious sedation allows them to be calm and relaxed during the dental procedure thanks to its anxiolytic and anesthetic properties. Likewise, in the case of invasive procedures, the infant is prevented from going through a traumatic situation that could induce fear or anxiety in future visits to the dentist.

Why Deal With Us

In Coquitlam Dental Group we have the best personnel of dental care for children since we are formed by a team of highly accredited specialists. In addition, we provide our patients with updated treatments and high technology instruments and equipment. Our priority is the well-being and comfort of the patient as well as meeting their expectations and needs. In our pediatric dentistry practices, we value the importance of techniques that adapt the kids to the dental practice, so that they feel comfortable and safe.

Final Words

In Coquitlam Dental Group we firmly believe in the importance of teaching children the habit of going to the dentist periodically and also that they should be actively involved in the development of habits that allow them to maintain adequate oral health. Pediatric dentistry is fundamentally based on the prevention of diseases, especially those that can compromise the development of permanent teeth. In addition, the preventive approach in children will always be less traumatic than those where more invasive therapy is needed.

You can book your appointment now at https://coquitlamdentalgroup.ca/. You can also reach us at : Phone: (604) 526-2725, Email: info@coquitlamdentalgroup.ca or you can find our office at: 101-655 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P5, Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

At What Age Should Be the First Visit to the Dentist?

Ideally, the child’s first dental visit should occur when the first tooth erupts. Although new advances in baby dentistry indicate that therapy in children should be focused primarily on prevention, which is why they recommend that the first consultation be even before this occurs so that the baby and his or her dentist can bond,  or some type of anomaly or alteration in the oral cavity is detected early and above all, that parents have all the tools and information for the care of their baby’s oral cavity from before the first tooth erupts.

Is It Advisable for Children to Use Fluoridated Pastes?

Yes, toothpastes have the stipulated amount of fluoride needed to strengthen the structure of the enamel. What you as parents need to watch is the amount of toothpaste you use when you brush their teeth. This is why it is necessary to go to the dental clinic, so that the pediatric dentist can tell you what the appropriate amount is, depending on the age and needs of the child.

What If My Child Is Very Anxious or Afraid to Go to the Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are highly trained professionals in adapting children to dental practice. This is essential to create a bond of trust and collaboration between the child and the dentist. There are various techniques that are used to achieve this, which are put into practice before any dental procedure is performed, from the simplest ones such as a check-up of the oral cavity to the most invasive ones. Likewise, nitrous oxide is a valid and safe alternative for those children who are very anxious or have fear and prejudice towards the dental practice.  

In Which Cases Are Dental Sealants Indicated?

Pit and fissure sealants are indicated in: Permanent molars and premolars where there is a deep and retentive fossa plus no cavities, recently erupted primary molars, patients with some risk of developing cavities and in those committed to visiting the dentist periodically (to check the condition of the sealant).

Talk With Us Today!

Are you looking for the best pediatric dentistry in Coquitlam? Meet our experienced dentists with us today!