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Pediatric Hospital Dentistry

If your child cannot receive dental care in a traditional dental office, our practice offers gentle and effective dental care to infants, children, and adolescents in the nurturing environment of our local hospital. Our pediatric dentists have the distinctive ability to understand the specific needs of children who need dental care but cannot cooperate for safe dental treatment. Through hospital dentistry, you can eliminate the struggles and trauma that can lead to a lifetime fear of dental treatment for your child.

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 that have a severe gag reflex
  • Children with complex medical conditions that make it unsafe to receive dental care in an office situation
  • Children who have allergies to local anesthetics or experience difficulty achieving numbness

For these situations, the use of general anesthesia may be the best option for your family.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia will put your child into a deep sleep. He or she will be unable to feel pain or move around. General anesthesia for dental procedures can be provided by an anesthesiologist or dental anesthesiologist. These professionals are trained to deliver medication, monitor your child during the procedure, and handle any complications that may occur.

To prepare your child for general anesthesia, follow the guidelines given to you by the doctor regarding food and fluid intake before and after the procedure. Discuss the procedure with your child using simple terms that he or she can understand. Let your child rest quietly at home after the procedure. He or she will probably be ready to resume their normal schedule the next day.

John Acosta DDS Todd Smith DDS Adam Fitzhugh DDS
6611 Kirby Center Cove #102
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 363-8192
Our Board-Certified pediatric dentists provide top-notch care
We Deliver Healthy, Beautiful Smiles for Life!
Wishes for Gentle Dental Care delivered here
Infants through Young Adults Call PDOC their dental home
We encourage parents to remain with their child through the visit
Board Certified pediatric dentists mean top notch care for your child
Winners of the prestigious 'USA's Top Dentist Award'
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