Mt Eden Dental Surgery Mt Eden
Dental Surgery

Paediatric Dentistry

Our staff are highly trained and skilled in providing treatment to young children. Generally less is more with young patients. Our emphasis is on not traumatising or scaring the child, it is better to ignore a small problem with a tooth and gain the child’s trust so that it can be treated later.

If you are concerned with your child’s teeth, or lack of them, crowding or discoloration, we can put your mind at ease. Advanced Orthopantagram Radiography allows us to see your child’s developing dentition even those teeth that are un-erupted. We can then refer your child to qualified specialists if this is indicated.

A relatively new technique known as fissure sealants is helping children and teenagers keep their teeth for life. The chewing surfaces of posterior teeth often have small cracks or fissures that may extend deeply into the surface of the tooth. These are difficult to clean and a very common area for decay in children and young adults.

A fissure sealant is a clear or opaque resin coating which your dentist applies to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth, where it seals the fissures preventing ingress of food particles or bacteria.