Children's Health Center
Tongue thrust is a condition where the tongue is pressed too forward in the mouth of the patient (usually a child) leading to “open bite,” (an orthodontic condition). If the tongue thrust or its cause is not treated in childhood, then this condition persists into the adulthood where it can cause many problems. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment of tongue thrust and what happens if the tongue thrust is not treated?
A cough can lead to a sleepless night for both the kids as well as the parents. It is actually miserable to see a kid suffer through any sickness, especially cough. Although various remedies are available to cure cough in children, if a home remedy can help lessen it, there is nothing better than that.
Now coming back to the question, can rotting baby teeth affect permanent teeth? The answer is yes. Any damage to baby teeth can directly affect the position and health of the succeeding permanent teeth. Baby teeth that are destroyed by tooth decay or cavity lose their ability to guide the permanent teeth to its appropriate position in the jaw. Treatment for children with rotten baby teeth depends on the extent of the decay, age of the child and presence of other medical conditions.
Occupational therapy is one such rehabilitation therapy which helps a child with Rett’s syndrome to improve on the skills they lag. Prior to the onset of occupational therapy, a child with Rett syndrome should be assessed regarding their needs and accordingly a treatment plan is devised. Before understanding the ways in which occupational therapy helps a child with Rett’s syndrome, let us first see the different problems that a child suffers from.
Majority of the cases of febrile seizures are self-limiting and children tend to outgrow them. It is very rare that antiepileptics need to be used for treating a child with febrile seizures. The indications that a child with febrile seizures needs antiepileptic medications are that the child should still be having convulsions when presenting to the emergency room. Febrile seizures observed in children under one year of age should also be treated in an inpatient setting rather than just observation in the emergency department.
Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch that focuses on treating young children. It involves pediatric dentist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy to teen years. The pediatric dentist, also known as periodontists, are the team of the dentists who are dedicated to this field and must complete the additional education which is required to provide primary and comprehensive care to the children and the adolescents. The dentist involved in pediatric dentistry provides comprehensive oral healthcare which has been listed in this article.