Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides dental health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
Pediatric dentists are trained to perform a wide range of dental procedures in children. Pediatric dentists have an in-depth knowledge on child psychology, which helps them to manage and provide efficient dental care to children. It is their responsibility to ensure a pleasant experience during a child's visit to the dentist. Most adults who are poor dental patients might have had a traumatic dental experience during their childhood.
Ideally the first dental visit of a child should begin at 8-12 months of age. Pediatric dentists are trained to perform infant examination and also to provide the necessary information regarding infant oral here. Most of the children who have regular dental visits from infancy remain caries free (decay free) throughout their lifetime.
Pediatric dentists provide children (also their parents) with information regarding prevention of dental caries, oral hygiene measures and other common oral problems thereby helping them achieve a smooth transition from milk teeth to an ideal set of permanent teeth.