Pediatric Oral Surgery
Expert Care for Complex Dental Needs
When it comes to addressing severe dental issues in children, pediatric oral surgery is a safe and effective solution. At Schwed Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our experienced oral surgeons specialize in providing expert care to address a range of dental concerns, ensuring the well-being and oral health of your child.
Common Pediatric Oral Surgeries We Offer:
- Tooth Extractions: Sometimes, tooth extractions are necessary to address issues such as severely decayed or impacted teeth. Our oral surgeons are skilled in performing these extractions with precision, ensuring minimal discomfort for your child.
- Space Maintenance: If a primary tooth is lost prematurely, our oral surgeons can place space maintainers to preserve the proper alignment of your child’s teeth. This helps prevent future orthodontic issues.
- Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Release: Tongue tie (ankyloglossia) and lip tie (labial frenulum) can affect speech, feeding, and overall oral health. Our expert surgeons perform safe and efficient releases to improve your child’s quality of life.
- Soft Tissue Biopsies: If there are concerns about oral lesions or abnormalities, our oral surgeons can perform soft tissue biopsies to diagnose and address potential issues promptly.
Why Choose Pediatric Oral Surgery:
- Expertise: Our oral surgeons have specialized training and experience in pediatric oral surgery, ensuring the highest level of care for your child.
- Safety: We prioritize the safety and comfort of your child throughout the surgical process, using advanced techniques and equipment.
- Minimized Discomfort: Our surgeons use precise and minimally invasive approaches to minimize post-surgery discomfort and promote a quicker recovery.
- Comprehensive Care: We offer a full range of oral surgery services to address a variety of dental issues, ensuring that your child’s needs are met with expertise and compassion.
Your Child’s Well-Being is Our Priority:
At Schwed Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that seeking oral surgery for your child can be a daunting experience. Our informative, professional, and reassuring approach is designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need. We are committed to making the process as smooth and comfortable as possible for both you and your child.
When it comes to addressing severe dental issues in children, pediatric oral surgery is a trusted solution. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our expert oral surgeons and explore how we can provide safe and effective care for your child’s dental needs. Your child’s well-being and oral health are our top priorities, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
Pediatric Oral Surgery: Essential Questions Answered
Tooth extractions are the most common oral surgeries in pediatric patients, often due to decay, orthodontic needs, or impacted wisdom teeth.
Aspiring oral surgeons typically major in biology, chemistry, or a related science field in their undergraduate studies before attending dental school.
In pediatrics, oral surgery encompasses tooth extractions, treatment of oral injuries, management of congenital or developmental anomalies, and corrective jaw surgeries.
The technical term for oral surgery is “oral and maxillofacial surgery,” which covers a range of surgical procedures involving the mouth, jaws, and facial structures.
Minor oral surgery in children includes procedures like simple tooth extractions and minor soft tissue surgeries that can be performed under local anesthesia.
Simple oral surgery for children often refers to uncomplicated tooth extractions, usually performed under local anesthesia or light sedation.
Preparing a child for major oral surgery involves following pre-operative instructions from the surgeon, ensuring the child fasts if required, and explaining the process to ease anxiety.
Yes, jaw surgery is considered major surgery in children, often requiring hospitalization and general anesthesia. It’s used for correcting significant jaw alignment issues.
Apicoectomy in pediatric dentistry is a procedure where the tip of a tooth’s root is removed to treat root infection or abscess, typically after unsuccessful root canal therapy.
Risks include bleeding, infection, reactions to anesthesia, and injury to surrounding teeth or tissues. However, these risks are generally low when performed by qualified professionals.
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