What is Pedodontics?

Pedodontic dentistry, or pedodontics, is a highly specialized field of treatment for children. This dentistry for children focuses on a wide spectrum of conditions affecting dental development in youth. Most common pediatric dentistry services include fillings, extractions and preventative treatments.

Your child's oral health is an important part of their development and it pays to bring them to a dentist you can trust. At Awesome Smiles, our modestly sized office and efficient staff assures that your child will receive the personal quality care and attention they deserve from both doctor and assistant. We do our best to keep our office stress-free so we can focus on providing complete dental care. We also strive to offer you affordable rates and easy appointment scheduling.

Pedodontics says that negligence in oral health care in children leads to tooth decay which results in decrease school performance and social relationships. Hence Oral care should begin soon after the child’s birth as there is nothing more beautiful than a child’s smile. This beautiful smile needs a proper care and attention. Taking care of the teeth from starting makes a child having cavity free set of teeth.

  • - Pedodontic Dentistry may include some or all of the following:

  • - Child dietry consultation

  • - Routine dental check up

  • - Dental education and behavioural management

  • - Fluoride application treatment

  • - Cleaning and polishing teeth

  • - Restorations and tooth colour filling of tooth

  • - Sealant of the permanent teeth

  • - Space maintainer

  • - Root canal treatment


Hence a pedodontist care for children’s oral health from birth through adolescence.

Preventative care is a big part of the practice of a pedodontist, as early intervention during dental development can head off a variety of problems, from occlusion issues to cavities. This care can include dental education to help children learn to care for their teeth and gums, along with prophylactic procedures such as sealing the teeth to prevent cavities. Pedodontists work with children from infancy to adolescence, providing dental care as the mouth and teeth develop.

Pedodontists also customize their care to keep children comfortable and happy. Reducing stress in children makes it easier to provide dental care, and it also creates a lifelong comfortable relationship with dentists and dentistry. Since some adults experience fear of the dentist which has been exacerbated by the care they received as children, getting people to accept dentistry is an important part of the practice of a pedodontist, ensuring that children will grow up into adults who regularly seek dental care.