Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and dental care of infants, children, and adolescents. It involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental conditions in young patients, as well as the promotion of oral hygiene habits and education for children and their parents or caregivers.
Children have unique dental needs and considerations that require specialized expertise and a child-friendly approach to dental care. Pediatric dentists are dental professionals who specialize in treating children. They undergo additional training to understand the unique growth and development of a child's teeth, jaw, and oral structures. Pediatric dentists also have expertise in managing the behavior of young patients, making them comfortable during dental visits, and creating a positive and supportive dental experience.