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KAHRAMANMARAS

Dr.Dt. Established under the leadership of Şeyma Edikli Mahmutoğlu, Dentocare Kids has been serving in Kahramanmaraş since 2020. Dr.Dt. Şeyma Edikli Mahmutoğlu graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry, and then completed her doctorate in Gazi University, Department of Pedodontics and earned the title of doctor. Our physician, who has been working only with children and adolescent patients for about 9 years and has participated in numerous trainings, has dreamed and realized a clinical environment equipped with technology that will minimize children's anxieties by considering the expectations and needs of children at the Dentocare kids clinic. As Dentocare kids family, we dream of children who do not fear dentists and have healthy teeth and smiles, and we carry out our treatments on this basis every day. We look forward to seeing you as a part of the Dentocare kids family.

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Dr.Dt. Şeyma Edikli Mahmutoglu

Pediatric Dentist Specialist (Pedodontist)

What is pedodontics?

Pedodontics, namely 'Pediatric dentistry', is one of the 8 different specialties of dentistry. Pedodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with the oral and dental health of infants, children and young adults from birth to the completion of permanent dentition.

Who is a Pedodontist (Pediatric Dentist)?

After completing their 5-year undergraduate education in the faculties of dentistry, dentists who have received specialization or doctorate training in the clinical sciences of the faculty of dentistry are called pedodontists or pediatric dentists.  Pedodontists receive training on child psychology, growth development and approach to the child, as well as on the solution of children's dental development and problems.

Children's dental treatment requires special attention and education. Pedodontists ensure that the fear of the dentist does not occur in children. Knowing well the psychological state of children, it supports their oral health throughout their lives by accustoming them to the dentist's chair without scaring them and informing them about dental health.

In this period, the support of a doctor who is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of children positively affects their attitudes towards dental treatments throughout their lives. At the same time, pedodontists protect children from dental caries, which significantly affect their general health as well as their oral and dental health, by making preventive applications at the appropriate time according to the teeth and age development of children.

What are the Treatments of the Pedodontist (Pediatric Dentist)?

* They ensure that children do not have a fear of dentists (dental phobia), and apply special techniques to ensure that children comply with the treatment and make the treatment enjoyable.

 

* They determine the child's caries risk group and determine a personal protective program.

* They inform both the child and the family about the children's nutritional habits and oral and dental care. * Not yet bruisedorganize and implement protective practices that can be applied.

* They perform preventive orthodontic treatments (jaw enlargement, crookedness correction, etc.). * They perform restorative and endodontic treatments (filling, root canal treatment, amputation treatment, stainless steel and zirconium coating) of milk and young permanent teeth.

What are the Treatments of the Pedodontist (Pediatric Dentist)?

Baby teeth erupt around 6 months on average. The World Health Organization (World Health Organization-WHO) and the American association of pediatric dentists report that the first dental examination should be done after the first tooth erupts.

In this first meeting, pedodontists inform the family members about the necessary care and recommendations regarding the child's teeth, the normal process to be experienced in the future and the common problems that are out of the ordinary. It tells you what you can do to prevent your baby's teeth from decaying. Follow-up and control appointments are planned for you at regular intervals.

As a result of regular follow-up and control appointments, it is aimed for children to smile with healthy teeth without any caries.

What to Consider Before Coming to the First Dentist Examination?

When making an appointment, choosing times when pediatric patients are more vigorous and pleasant will facilitate cooperation.

Parents should not threaten their children with 'taking them to the dentist' or 'injecting' as a means of intimidation.

Such behavior unfortunately creates prejudice and anxiety.

Do not make sentences like 'don't be afraid, it won't hurt' to your child before treatment.

These sentences may give rise to the idea that children can subconsciously feel pity. We prefer the child to come to treatment appointments with their parents.

Make sure to bring your child to the treatment appointment full unless told otherwise.

When your child is being treated, ask him, 'Does it hurt? Are you tired ? Do not ask questions that may disrupt their motivation.

Your child should not be told that if he doesn't get his teeth treated, he will need to be pulled out or given a shot because he may need all the treatments you dread one day.

What is Dentist Phobia (Dentalphobia)? What Should Be Done To Avoid It?

Dentalphobia, popularly known as the fear of dentists, is defined as the extreme fear that people have for dental examination or dental treatments. This fear can be seen not only in children but also in adults.

There is a close relationship between dentalphobia and the attitude of dentists towards their patients.

Dentists who have a negative attitude towards their patients can cause fear of dental treatment alone.

Bad and untruthful stories told to children about dental treatments in society can lead to traumatic results.

These children may not want to go to the dentist when they grow up.

Therefore, oral and dental health can be seriously compromised. In a sense, it is thought that the negative stories told to children also lay the groundwork for a traumatic effect.

The most effective way to overcome or prevent the fear of dentists in children is to take precautions beforehand, as in every health problem. Before children have any health problems, visiting a pediatric dentist and getting to know the environment, getting to know the dentist, establishing a bond with the dentists and getting to know the instruments used will prevent the child from having a fear of the dentist. Examination and treatment by pedodontists and appropriate behavior guidance for the child will prevent the occurrence of dental phobia.

Why Should You Take Your Child to a Pedodontist?

Children's first dentist appointment is very important. If the child has a negative experience, these fears will be very difficult to overcome later on.

One of the most fundamental issues of pedodontics is 'behavior orientation'. Pediatric dentists receive special training on how to approach which child.

You should introduce your child to a pedodontist in order not to create fear of the dentist in your child and to create the most appropriate treatment planning according to the child's age and dental development.

Why are milk teeth and milk teeth treatments important?

Baby teeth play an important role in child health. A caries that is neglected in milk teeth can also cause problems in the permanent teeth of the child. Milk teeth take the place of the permanent teeth that come after them and guide their eruption. Undesirable crowding and jaw development problems may occur due to early loss of milk teeth and failure to maintain their position. Baby teeth play a major role in nutrition when the child is most active in terms of growth and development. Milk teeth support speech and are very important for the correct pronunciation of words. It ensures the normal development of the jawbone and muscles.

Today, children as well as adults give importance to appearance and aesthetics. The problems that a child without front teeth or with cavities experience in social life or in the school environment is not different from us adults. A healthy and white smile in children, as in adults, increases self-confidence and personal development. For speech function, aesthetics and self-confidence, anterior milk teeth should remain in the mouth until an average of 6-9 years, and posterior milk teeth until an average of 12-13 years.

Dental Treatments Under General Anesthesia

Dental treatment under general anesthesia is an application that should be performed in hospital conditions, accompanied by a professional anesthesia team and specialist dentists.

To whom can general anesthesia be applied?

•    Children who are too young or unable to comply with treatment

•    In patients who urgently need to complete multiple dental treatments •   _cc-5831d5cdepending local anesthesia _cc-5831d5c  patients

•    In patients requiring long-term surgical procedures

•    Patients who require special care with neurological problems or physical disabilities that are too serious to be operated in the dental chair

•    In children or adults who have a serious fear of dental treatment that cannot be overcome as a result of their past experiences

•    In patients with excessive gag and nausea reflex that cannot allow treatment

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