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Pediatric Hospital Dentistry

If your child is unable to receive dental care in a traditional dental office setting, our pediatric dental practice offers gentle and effective dental services to infants, children, and special healthcare needs in the comforting environment of outpatient general anesthesia. As a board-certified pediatric dentist in the area offering this specialized service, our team has the unique ability to address the specific needs of children who require dental care but may not be able to cooperate for safe treatment in a typical dental setting. With general anesthesia under the assistance of a pediatric anesthesiologist, your child will be completely asleep, similar to undergoing procedures such as tonsil removal, ear tube placement, or hernia repair.

Is my child a candidate for pediatric hospital dentistry?

Pediatric hospital dentistry services are particulary beneficial for:

  • Physically, emotionally, or developmentally challenged children who struggle to remain still during dental procedures
  • Children who are very young and could not tolerate long or complex procedures
  • Children with complex medical conditions that make receiving dental care in an office setting unsafe

Consider these situations when determining if the use of general anesthesia may be the best option for your family.

General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia induces a deep sleep in your child, rendering them unable to feel pain or move during the dental procedure. This anesthesia can be administered by an anesthesiologist or dental anesthesiologist, who is trained to administer medication, monitor your child's vital signs, and manage any potential complications that may arise.  For your convenience and budget we offer the available options of in house general anesthesia or outpatient hospital dentistry.

To prepare your child for general anesthesia, it is essential to follow the guidelines provided regarding food and fluid intake before and after the procedure. When discussing the procedure with your child, use simple language that they can understand. After the procedure, allow your child to rest quietly at home. Typically, they will be ready to resume their normal activities the following day.

Please contact our Colorado Springs location at 719-598-5437 to schedule a consultation, learn more about pediatirc hospital dentistry, and find out which sedation  method may be right for your child.

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