Hospital Dentistry

Children Hospital Dentistry in Lake Worth FL – Achieve Optimal Dental Health

What is Hospital Dentistry?

Sometimes children are unable to get the treatment they need in the dental office. We understand children have different needs and react differently to new environments. If this is the case with your child, or you feel it will most likely be the case, then we have other options available to ease your stress. Our pediatric dental office in Lake Worth is able to offer efficient and gentle treatment to infants, children, or adolescents. In this nurturing environment, we can eliminate the risks of trauma and struggle your child may endure in this situation. This, in turn, will diminish the risk of lifetime fear of dental treatments. Our office and pediatric dentist offer this unique service as we acknowledge the specific needs of each individual child. This includes those who need dental care but may not necessarily be able to cooperate safely throughout the dental treatment.

How Do I Know if Hospital Dentistry is Right for My Child?

  • If your child is unable to stay still during treatment due to physical, emotional, or developmental challenges.
  • If complex medical conditions occur, this could potentially make it unsafe for your child to receive the dental care they require in an office situation. 
  • If your child experiences any allergic reactions to local anesthetics or is unable to experience or achieve numbness.
  • If your child has a gag reflex.

If your child falls under these circumstances, the use of general anesthetics is also an option you can take to ensure proper .

Hospital Dentistry in Lake Worth

The staff and Dr. popper were great with my granddaughter. They are patient and kind; they made her feel very comfortable. I highly recommend Lake Worth PD for your child’s dental office. You won’t be disappointed.
Patricia Magna

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General Anesthesia

If you are unfamiliar with how general anesthesia works, it is important to know this procedure will essentially put your child into a deep sleep. They will be unable to feel any pain or move around. When it comes to dental procedures, anesthesiologists will be administering general anesthesia. As medical professionals, they will be delivering the medications, monitoring your child throughout the procedure and are able to handle any complications that may occur. 

It is vital to follow the guidelines provided by your doctor if your child will be getting general anesthesia. This will be in regards to food and fluid consumption before and after the procedure. It is equally significant to discuss the procedure with your child using simple terminology that they can understand. Post-procedure will most likely require some rest; however, by the next day they will be ready to get back to their normal routine.