Pediatric Dental Treatment in the Operating Room
We offer safe, stress-free dental treatment for your child. Call us today at 336-286-0200.
For some children, the best and safest option for dental care is through out-patient services or treatment with sedation. At Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, we’ll assess your child’s unique circumstances to create an effective plan that’s as stress-free as possible.
Benefits of Pediatric Dental Treatment in the Operating Room
It isn’t rare that children need to be admitted to a hospital for dental care. Working with a dentist who provides out-patient hospital services is helpful for parents of children with emotional or medical conditions or more extensive treatment needs.
Benefits of receiving this type of care include:
- Cross-planning with your child’s various doctors and nurses
- Specialized treatment plans
- Anesthesia or sedation safely administered and monitored by professionals
- Efficient procedures that minimize risk and emotional trauma
- Treatment completed in a single visit
Our staff understands that children with special emotional or medical needs often have a greater fear of unknown procedures. Sedation allows your child to receive the care they urgently need without negative effects on their developing psyche.
How to Care for Your Child After Anesthesia or Sedation
After dental treatment in the operating room, your child will require rest. Encourage sleep or relaxation until the sedative or anesthetic has fully worn off, which is typically most of the day. Children may play calmly around the house, but be sure to monitor their condition to minimize risks.
If your child has also received a local anesthetic, portions of their mouth may still be numb. Trying to eat may cause them to hurt themselves by biting their tongue, cheek, or lips. Until feeling returns, your child should consume liquids rather than solid food.
Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is the top-ranked pediatric dentist in the Greensboro, North Carolina, area. To schedule a sedation consultation with our caring and experienced team, call us today at 336-286-0200.