The growing and ever-changing detention in a young person’s mouth requires an extreme amount of knowledge and skill in order to diagnose disease and treat the long list of conditions a child may face. A paediatric dentist will use and adapt the skills they have learned from their general dental training and apply these to treating childhood dental disease, birth defects, and trauma to the mouth from all too common accidents a child often encounters from riding scooters, falling over, and fighting with siblings. For the most part, paediatric dental care consists of treating infections inside the tooth and areas of dental decay (cavities) in baby teeth.
Becoming a paediatric dentist and offering paediatric dental care requires patience, passion, and a strong devotion to making sure little ones are receiving the right treatment for their particular condition. Parents can feel confident that their child is in the best of care when they visit a dental paediatric specialist.