Pediatric Hospital Dentistry
There may be cases when your child needs care beyond what a typical dental office visit can provide. In these cases, we do provide additional dental care to children – from infancy to adolescence – at a nearby hospital. Our pediatric dentist is experienced and able to determine if your child's circumstances might make hospital dentistry the best option for them.
Why Choose Hospital Dentistry
The pediatric hospital dentistry services that we provide might be the best option for:
- Physically, emotionally, or developmentally challenged children who are unable to hold still for dental treatment
- Children that have a severe gag reflex
- Children with complex medical conditions that make it unsafe to receive dental care in an office situation
- Children who have allergies to local anesthetics or experience difficulty achieving numbness
Often in cases such as these, hospital dentistry involving general anesthesia might be the best solution.
Like with many other medical procedures, general anesthesia may be used to put your child into a deep sleep-like state. They won't feel pain or be able to move. It can help provide the best outcomes when circumstances would otherwise make a dental procedure overly difficult. Anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist who is highly trained to deliver the appropriate medication levels and monitor your child's well-being throughout the procedure.
Your doctor will give you additional information about preparing your child for general anesthesia – both physically and mentally. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.