Kids are tough as they cannot communicate properly. The way adults can speak about their issues and their mind clearly, kids cannot do that. This makes things a bit tough for everyone. Understanding children is a tough game and every parent struggle with it. Understanding their demands, fears and comforts is a thing of discovery. Every child is different and they need proper care. This is why we choose specialized items- food, clothes and medicines that are specially made the young ones. As they are more sensitive and vulnerable, they require more care and better attention. It is even necessary to choose doctors who are properly versed with issues that plague children. Pediatric department happens to be one of the most important parts of medical field. It also includes kids’ oral health. Pediatric dentistry (หมอฟันเด็ก, term in Thai) make doctors train in dealing with kids and their oral health issues.
The setting is kids friendly
The regular dentist visit is different from a visit to a pediatric dentist and it starts from the very entrance. The setting of such a place is less like a usual dentist’s chamber. Here, things are decorated in a way that is interesting and fun. Rather than usual setting, the setting of a pediatric dentist’s chamber is to trigger interest in the place and not fear. Even they get playthings to distract as well as introduce themselves to the world of oral health in a kids’ friendly way. It is done with the goal of removing the fear of the doctor and the equipment which are usually quite unnerving for kids.
The equipment with which the doctor works are smaller than usual. These are specially forged for the tiny mouths. The usual instruments are too big for a kid’s mouth. That is why a pediatric dentist always works with specially made instruments. As these are small, there are no chance of any mishaps.
Patient doctors and assistants
It is not easy to make a child keep her mouth open for long without throwing a tantrum to see the instruments. Even after all the attempts, a kid might get frightened all of a sudden in such cases, the kid will need time to get comfortable with the whole thing again. The doctors are always patient with the kids and treat them in a friendly way. It might take them more time than usual to treat a kid as it includes a bit of a game and some light conversation. These efforts are necessary and the doctors know it very well. They are even versed in child psychiatry which helps them to comfort a child. As every kid has different demands, doctors choose different ways to make a kid laugh and remove all the fear he or she has. It is kind of a bond that the doctor build with the patient before treatment. It helps doctors to get the patient listen to them carefully, follow the instructions and also stay calmed during the procedure.