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By South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates
January 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: hospital dentistry  

Hospital dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that makes it easier for children and other patients with certain conditions to receive much needed dental care that would otherwise be extremely difficult to carry out. At South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates, Dr. Mario Martinez and Dr. Rebecca Lenard are your pediatric dentists for hospital dentistry in South Miami, FL.

What is hospital dentistry?

Hospital dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry in which patients with certain conditions receive dental care in a hospital or similar setting. Providing dental care in a hospital setting makes it possible to administer general anesthesia and allow patients to sleep through dental work. Hospital dentistry helps patients who usually cannot tolerate dental procedures feel more comfortable undergoing such procedures.

Who can benefit from hospital dentistry?

Hospital dentistry is best for children and other patients who experience extreme anxiety during any type of dental or medical treatment or who have a medical condition that makes it difficult to undergo dental procedures. In South Miami, hospital dentistry can benefit patients with the following conditions or concerns:

  • Severe anxiety
  • Special needs
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Certain medical disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism

Hospital dentistry can also benefit patients who need to undergo extensive dental procedures. Some patients cannot tolerate undergoing extensive procedures all at once and need to return for multiple appointments to complete their dental work, which can be inconvenient. Since hospital dentistry makes it possible for patients to sleep during dental work, all necessary dental work can be completed in a single appointment with discomfort, anxiety, or pain.

How do I know if hospital dentistry is right for my child?

A pediatric dentist can assess your child to determine if hospital dentistry is the right option. A special instrument referred to as the Frankl Behavioral Rating Scale, developed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is used to evaluate a child’s potential level of cooperation when undergoing dental treatment. A child who is resistant to dental work and demonstrates an unwillingness to cooperate during treatment could benefit from hospital dentistry, as could a child with severe fear and anxiety.

Hospital dentistry makes it possible for children to receive necessary dental care who could otherwise not tolerate undergoing any type of dental treatment, whether due to special needs, severe anxiety, or a medical condition. For hospital dentistry in South Miami, schedule an appointment with Dr. Martinez or Dr. Lenard by calling South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates at (305) 666-2068.

By South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates
December 29, 2017
Category: Oral Care
Tags: hospital dentistry  

Unfortunately, many people of all ages and in many situations deal with dental anxiety. This condition makes it more difficult for people to hospital dentistryundergo dental procedures and can come from various causes. Many children suffer from dental anxiety, making hospital dentistry a viable option. Hospital dentistry involves using general anesthesia to sedate a patient before performing their dental procedures. Find out more about hospital dentistry and if it could benefit your child with Dr. Mark Webman, Dr. Mario Martinez, and Dr. Rebecca Lenard at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates in South Miami, FL. 

What is hospital dentistry?
Hospital dentistry involves using general anesthesia in a hospital setting to complete dental procedures for children with dental anxiety or special or developmental needs which cause them to feel uncomfortable, not understand the dentist, or move too much to complete the procedure. Hospital dentistry may also benefit patients who require an extensive amount of dental care at once. Whatever your child’s needs, hospital dentistry can help them have a pain and anxiety-free dental experience. There are other methods of anesthesia available depending on the situation that can help your child relax.

Could my child benefit from hospital dentistry?
If your child has severe dental anxiety or developmental or physical delays which may cause them to fear or feel uncomfortable at the dentist, they may benefit from hospital dentistry. Your dentist will rate your child’s cooperation according to the Frankl Behavioral Scale, which ranges from definitely negative, negative, positive, to definitely positive. The scale helps your doctor determine if your child requires hospital dentistry and which level of sedation would best suit their needs.

Hospital Dentistry in South Miami, FL
If you think your child could benefit from hospital dentistry, consult with your dentist at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates. Hospital dentistry can often benefit people with conditions such as severe anxiety, autism, down syndrome, medical disorders like cerebral palsy, or other special needs.

For more information on hospital dentistry, please contact Dr. Mark Webman, Dr. Mario Martinez, and Dr. Rebecca Lenard at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates in South Miami, FL. Call (305) 666-2068 to schedule your appointment with your child’s pediatric dentist today!

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 http://miamichildrensdentist.com/pediatric-sedation.html

 

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!