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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find our office at: 101-655 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P5, Canada.