Hospital dentistry is when your child has all dental treatments completed in a hospital, under general anesthesia with an anesthesiologist. All treatments are completed in one session, while the child sleeps.
This is a same-day surgery procedure that is very safe, and ideal for very young children, children with extensive dental needs, and special needs children.
Is hospital dentistry right for my child?
Pediatric hospital dentistry services are ideal for:
- Physically, emotionally, or developmentally challenged children who are unable to hold still for dental treatment
- Children who have a severe gag reflex
- Children with complex medical conditions that make it unsafe to receive dental care in an office situation
- Young children with extensive dental needs
- Children with autism
For these situations, the use of general anesthesia may be the best option for your family.
Dr. Elisa Velazquez is on staff at Barnabas Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.
Dr. Matthew Sones is on staff at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.