Children Dentistry refers to the provision of dental care to young children, whereby the delivery of care may present with the need for growth or behaviour management.

What type of dental treatment is available to children?

We provide the following services for children.

  • Dental fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Dental sealants
  • Flouride therapy
  • Caries risk assessment
  • Root canal treatment of primary teeth
  • Management of traumatic injuries to teeth
  • Temporary crowns
  • Space maintainers
  • Interceptive orthodontic treatment during the mixed dentition stage
  • Growth modification of developing dento-facial deformities
  • Management of cleft lip and palate

What will the dentist do?

Our dentist will provide care in a child friendly environment, spending time to reduce the anxiety that a child may experience with the visit. The initial objective is to carry out simple preventive and restorative care. Tasks that are more challenging can be performed once a child gains confidence or as a day surgery procedure under general anaesthesia. Thereafter, your child will be placed on active recall (at least once a year) so that any disturbances in teeth eruption or aberrant facial growth can be detected early and appropriate intervention instituted.

What will the experience be like?

You can expect most visits to last approximately 30 minutes as children respond best when care is ‘not rushed’ and kept within their tolerance. Consequently, treatment may involve multiple visits and would require significant understanding and support of the caregivers.

Benefits of treatment.

A measured approach to providing care to young children will increase the likelihood of treatment acceptance by the child and consequently treatment success. A growing child presents an opportunity for teeth eruption and facial growth disturbances to be corrected early. We hope that good experiences in early life will lead to better health awareness and ultimately a proactive behaviour towards their own health as adults.