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Paediatric dentistry 

Paediatric dentistry
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Paediatric dentistry
Author(s):

David A. Mitchell

, Laura Mitchell

, and Lorna McCaul

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199679850.003.0003
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date: 21 January 2020

Contents. Principal sources and further reading. The child patient. Treatment planning for children. The anxious child. The child with toothache. Abnormalities of tooth eruption and exfoliation. Abnormalities of tooth number. Abnormalities of tooth structure. Abnormalities of tooth form. Abnormalities of tooth colour. Anatomy of primary teeth (& relevance to cavity design). Extraction versus restoration of primary teeth. Local analgesia for children. Restoration of carious primary teeth. Plastic restoration in primary molars. Stainless steel crowns. Class III, IV, and V in primary teeth. Severe early childhood caries. Primary molar pulp therapy. Pulp therapy techniques. Dental trauma. Safeguarding children. Injuries to primary teeth. Injuries to permanent teeth—crown fractures. Root fractures. Luxation, subluxation, intrusion, and extrusion. Splinting. Management of the avulsed tooth. Pulpal sequelae following trauma. Management of missing incisors. Common childhood ailments affecting the mouth. Sugar-free medications.

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