Children’s Dental Examinations
The most important part of our dental examination for children, especially for a first visit, is acclimatisation. The goal for this first visit is to make each child comfortable in the dental environment and to do only as much as the child can handle. For some children, it will be a huge achievement just to sit on the dental chair by themselves. For others, they may be able to tolerate a full check-up and even move onto polishing or fillings if needed.
Regular dental check-ups for children allows us to build a relationship to help them on their way to good oral health. Regular examination of their oral health, hygiene and teeth, fillings and eruption phases allows us to catch problems early, and improve on treatment outcomes.
The dental check-up itself involves checking the general oral and peri-oral health of the patient. After checking the soft tissues of the mouth, and assessing the oral hygiene levels, each tooth is assessed for caries, integrity of existing fillings and phase of eruption. During the dental check-up and consultation, oral hygiene and dietary counselling will also be provided. Along with a discussion regarding your child’s caries risk, and dental interventions to help reduce their risk such as fluoride treatments and fissure sealants.
The dental examination and consultation fee varies depending on the complexity of each child’s needs. Examination and consultation fees start at $21.40 and are capped at $42.80.
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Children (Paediatric) Dentistry Services
Children's Dental Examinations
The most important part of our dental examination for children, especially for a first visit, is acclimatisation. The goal for this first visit is to make each child comfortable in the dental environment and to do only as much as the child can handle.
Fillings are placed to restore teeth to function and appearance after trauma, caries removal or tooth wear. Fillings can be separated into two categories – silver coloured or tooth coloured. We no longer place silver coloured fillings at our clinic.
When teeth are crowded, or poorly aligned, orthodontic treatment can help to give your child ‘straight teeth’.
Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatment is the process of removing and infected nerve while saving the tooth. It is not a treatment that is frequently needed in children, but is available should the need arise.
In children routine maintenance involves reinforcing good oral hygiene and dietary habits, and scaling & polishing.
Extraction is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile for eating, or for orthodontic treatment.