The Benefits of Hospital Dentistry
By South Miami Pediatric Dental Assoc.
April 21, 2016
Category: Oral Care
Tags: hospital dentistry  

Should My Child Have Dental Work Done in the Hospital?


Children are special, and not all children can or should be treated in a dental office. If you have an overly active, anxious child, chances children's dentistryare your child would benefit from dental treatment in the hospital. Various behavioral or developmental issues can make treatment difficult, resulting in many lengthy appointments. Your pediatric dentists at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates in South Miami, FL want you to know what hospital dentistry can do for you and your child.


Hospital dentistry can make it easier and more productive to work on your child if your child has:

  • Complex medical issues
  • Severe anxiety
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Special needs
  • Down syndrome
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Physical mobility impairments

When your child is treated in a hospital setting, your South Miami pediatric dentists will be able to:

  • Provide a relaxed, comfortable appointment for your child with sedation
  • Provide a pain-free appointment because your child will be asleep
  • Provide an appointment free of stress that your child won’t remember
  • Complete more treatment, because your child will be relaxed and comfortable
  • Save time for you and your child

If your child needs extensive treatment, full sedation is recommended because it allows your dentists at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates to complete the treatment in one sitting. Your child will wake up with everything done, and won’t remember a thing! This makes it easier on your child and you, because you won’t have to bring your child in for multiple appointments.


If you want less profound sedation for your child, there are a number of other sedation and relaxation choices available. For more information on pediatric sedation please visit our pediatric sedation page at


Your child deserves the best care available, which is why you should partner with your pediatric dentists at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates, in South Miami, FL. You shouldn’t have to take care of your child alone when help is just a phone call away. Call today and learn more about what hospital dentistry can do for your child!