At Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we value the health of our patients and work hard to resolve any serious problems that we encounter during checkups and cleanings. Oftentimes fillings or root canals are required to handle issues that we encounter, but there are situations when oral surgery is necessary to treat a dental health problem. We want to let every parent know that our oral surgery procedures are all very safe and can offer valuable treatment for certain dental problems.
Reasons for Oral Surgery
There are many reasons that we use oral surgery as a treatment for some of our patients. It could be a genetic problem that we notice during a standard exam, such as tongue-tie. The solution for this issue is a simple procedure known as a lingual frenectomy, which can often be completed in just one visit, and your child will be able to eat and speak more easily as a result.
In some instances, oral surgery is required to treat adult teeth that remain under your child’s gums. This type of procedure will ensure that the adult tooth emerges in the right location and prevent a potential issue in the future. In some cases, a bracket may need to be attached to the adult tooth under the gum, preventing it from emerging at an odd angle.
At Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we also treat dental trauma after an accident to remove any pain that your little one might be suffering from and resolve any issues that occurred during the injury.
State of the Art Tools and Equipment
Even though oral surgery is not uncommon, it is a matter that we take seriously. That is why our office is equipped with the best tools to handle each and every surgical task. Our office is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment that will help keep your child safe and comfortable during a procedure. You will be happy to know that we have the best equipment available to provide the most effective treatment for your child.
Careful Anesthesia Selection
Every surgical procedure includes some sort of anesthesia to ensure that it is a completely pain-free experience. We always make our different options known to parents so that you can make an informed decision about your child’s dental health. This means that we always will discuss any dental problems we see, the treatments available, what the treatments involve, and the anesthesia options. We want you to feel comfortable with the dental care your child is receiving every step of the way.
Oral surgery is a serious matter, but it is an important one for any child that needs it. At Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we always conduct a thorough examination and only recommend surgery when it is absolutely necessary.