Story by: Kim Huston on January 8, 2020
Your child needs dental surgery. What’s the benefit of going to a children’s hospital if your child needs a pediatric oral surgeon?
Benefits of having dental surgery in a children’s hospital include a multidisciplinary care team available to care for your child.
There is a difference between general dentists who treat children and pediatric and oral maxillofacial surgeons. Pediatric oral surgeons have undergone additional training beyond dental school, including an oral surgery residency focused on treating children. This means they have experience treating children of all ages, including those with special needs, congenital conditions or injuries.
When your child needs anesthesia during a dental procedure elsewhere — do you know if the dentist has specialty training for anesthesia for kids? At a children’s hospital, pediatric anesthesiologists, not dentists or surgeons, provide the anesthesia to keep your child safe and pain-free during dental procedures. Additionally, if your child has any other condition, a specialist in that condition can provide care for your child.
Norton Children’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat conditions that affect the mouth, including the hard and soft tissues, teeth, jaw and facial structures in children and teens.
Norton Children’s offers routine and specialized oral and maxillofacial care for children.