Pediatric and Geriatric dentistry
Paediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the examination and management of children's dental health from birth to adolescence. Dental procedures are commonly perceived as frightening and painful experiences that almost everyone would prefer to avoid, particularly among children. However, it is critical that children have their milk teeth checked by paediatric dentists on a regular basis for evidence of decay and dental caries. Geriatric dentistry is the practise of providing dentistry to elderly people that includes the diagnosis, prevention, management, and treatment of problems associated with age-related dentistry diseases. The mouth is referred to as a mirror of overall health, emphasising the importance of oral health in overall health. Poor oral health has been identified as a risk factor for general health problems in the elderly population. Because of an increase in chronic conditions and physical/mental disabilities, older adults are more vulnerable to oral conditions or diseases.