Paediatric Dentistry also known as ‘Child Dentistry’ is a field in dentistry which deals with children from birth through adolescence. Paediatric dentistry primarily focuses on the oral health of young people.
At Ankura Dental Hospital we are concerned about your child’s total health care. Good oral hygiene is an integral part of general health. Establishing us as your child’s dental home provides us the necessary platform to implement primary preventive dental health habits that can keep your child free from various dental diseases. Our prime focus is on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases with maintaining a consistent touch with the latest advances in dentistry for children.
Ankura Dental Clinic within its varied branches have a professional team of certified Paediatric dentist who had completed advanced level training through that are required to practice as a child Dental specialist. With the participation in various specialized programs of study and handson courses, our paediatric dentists prepares to meet the dental needs of infants, children and adolescents, including children with special health care needs. At Ankura dental clinic, our team emphasizes the need to promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents.
Pleasant visits to Ankura dental clinic promote the allimportant establishment of trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. At Ankura dental we provide dental care in a child friendly setting which enhances the coping skills of your child. Realizing dental treatments with love quality and patience are our priorities!!
Addressing Special Needs of a Special Child
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) are those who have or are at increased risk for chronic developmental, physical, emotional behavioural conditions that are critically in need of health related services of an amount or type beyond that required by other children generally. By understanding the various types of disorders that categorize and characterize patients as special needs, the dentist will diagnose the underlying disorder and the associated dental considerations that need to take place in order to perform the dental treatments for the specific type of patient.
At Ankura Dental Hospital we thoroughly assess the patient’s severity of mental retardation and abilities; and thereby delivering treatment with patience and understanding with putting to rest all apprehensions of parents. Frequently patients that are confined to wheelchairs (as in the condition of cerebral palsy) are treated in their own wheelchair if such a preference is expressed.
Importantly parents of special children need to understand that they do not need to shy away from bringing their child to the dental clinics. Our team is always found ever eager to be familiar with a disabled child’s dental needs as well as the concerns of their parents, as the dental management of these children is quite gratifying.
Special needs children are also pharmacologically managed under conscious sedation (using Nitrous Oxide/Laughing gas) to make the treatment more accepting and comfortable while in complicated cases, general anaesthesia in a hospital setup may be deemed necessary.