The speciality of paediatric dentistry involves the management of child patients from birth to 16-18 years.
As well as treating decay that may affect children’s teeth, specialists are trained to treat many other conditions that could affect children’s teeth and oral soft tissues. This includes the management of traumatised baby or adult teeth, and the treatment of inherited anomalies such as missing or misplaced teeth, discoloured teeth with enamel and dentine defects.
Specialists are also trained to look after children with various medical conditions and syndromes; we are also very aware of the difficulties of treating very small or anxious children and are trained to cope with this.
Latchford and Latchford are able to offer comprehensive care of the child patient from routine check ups and management of caries to complex trauma or acute infection as well as orthodontics.