KNOW YOUR PEDODONTIST?
Why to choose a pediatric dentist vs. a general dentist?
To become a pediatric dentist, an additional three years of speciality training is required beyond genral dentist degree. Pediatric dentist specifically treats unique oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. At Cosmodent India, our Pediatric dentist team is skilled at using smaller and painless equipment designed for a child’s mouth, they better understand the intricacies and importance of baby teeth in a growing child. They focus more on educating young parents and pregnant mothers about preventive care to help kids avoid complications such as decay, infection, speech problems, oral habits etc.
How often should my child see a pediatric dentist?
According to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should start seeing a dentist as soon as 1st baby tooth erupts (around 6months) and/or by their first birthday. Pediatric dentist at Cosmodent India recommend scheduling check ups every six months to enact preventive measures timely.
What happens during my child's first visit to the dentist?
We usually plan first visit to be short and simple. Our paediatric dental team will focus on getting to know your child and make him friendly to the environment. Kids dentist will check your child's teeth for any cavities or problems with the gums and jaw. A demo on right brushing technique will be given at our brushing station. If necessary, we may do a bit of cleaning too. We will answer any questions that you may have about child's teeth as they develop, and provide you some basic information about oral hygiene and diet.
How can I prepare my child for his first dental appointment?
The best preparation for your child's first visit to our office is maintaining a positive attitude. Children pick up on adults' apprehensions, and if you make negative comments about trips to the dentist you can be sure that your child will fear an unpleasant experience and act accordingly. Show your child the pictures of the office and staff on the website. Let your child know that it's important to keep his teeth and gums healthy, and that the doctor will help him do that. Remember that your dentist is specially trained to handle fears and anxiety, and our staff excels at putting children at ease during treatment.
What food restrictions should I follow before or after my child’s visit?
Diet restriction varies with type of procedure and whether sedation is used or not. It’s best to have your child avoid eating anything heavy within 30 minutes before your child’s appointment. Following a visit wherein local anaesthetic injection is used , pediatric dentist advise that children should not eat anything crunchy or chewy until the numbness wears off (usually about 30 minutes); however, they can eat soft, semi solid or mushy foods after their visit.
Will My child’s dental X-rays be taken?
At Cosmodent India we use xray technology where radiation exposure is minimal and almost harmless for your child. Whether or not an xray will be taken depends on the nature of tooth complain. Pediatric dentist recommend taking X-rays around the age of two and above unless the decay has become too severe (reached nerve) or if it is a case of fall/trauma. Yearly x-rays are advised when permanent teeth start coming in around age six, that help us make sure your child's teeth and jaw are healthy and properly aligned.
My child plays sports. How can I protect his teeth?
For children involved actively in sports, pediatric dentist recommends use of mouthguards. These are light and custom made to protect his teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums from any injury in case of fall/trauma.
Dr.Komal Nebhnani MDS-Pedodontist
is one of the best Pediatric dentists in Gurgaon
. Apart from being a highly skilled and professionally accomplished dental surgeon, she is personally a very friendly and affectionate person.
She is an outstanding pedodontist and at the same time is simple and playful with kids so that kids feel comfortable and allays all the child anxiety from dental treatment
. Her proficiency in dealing with all aspects of child psychology including those with Special Health Care Needs Children's commendable.
Her beneficial contribution to society is evident with her active involvement in dental health camps and rotary clubs escalating awareness about Oral Hygiene In Pregnant Mothers And Infant Oral Health care
thus, establishing her remarkable commitment towards her pediatric patients.
She has done BDS from reputed DY Patil Dental College, Navi Mumbai, and Post Graduation from SGT University, Gurgaon. She has also done national and International certificate courses in rotary endodontics and esthetic dentistry. She has presented many papers in conferences on child dentistry
worldwide. To successfully carry out dental procedures in uncooperative or pre cooperative age children, she further mastered her skills in Conscious Sedation (Laughing Gas dentistry)and is well versed with the most advanced techniques in managing children.
She has successfully performed minor dental as well as soft tissue surgeries (tongue tie, lip tie, cyst removal, etc) chairside and holds a vast experience of FMR Cases Under General Anesthesia as well. She is very knowledgeable in the field of habit (thumb sucking, mouth breathing, etc) breaking therapies and treating developing teeth and jaw problems.
She has worked as a senior consultant with reputed firms like clove; as a visiting consultant at several private clinics and multispeciality hospitals in Delhi NCR. She is currently heading the pediatric dentistry department and is Managing Director of a most elite chain of dental healthcare in the country “COSMODENT INDIA
The main aim of her treatment is to instill the child with a motivation to maintain oral hygiene by themselves and she is a firm believer in ‘Prevention Is Better Than Cure’.