Does My Child Need to go to the Hospital for Dental Treatment?
Not every patient can be treated in an office setting. The patient can be overly nervous and active, or just difficult to treat due to behavioral or developmental difficulties. Your specialists at Douglas Wall, DDS, FACD in Long Beach, CA, are here to help you feel comfortable and secure.
Dentistry can be performed in a hospital setting for certain conditions including:
- Severe anxiety
- Cerebral Palsy
- Behavioral disorders
- Physical mobility impairments
- Special needs
- Down syndrome
- Complex medical disorders
There are also cases where you may need extensive dental treatment. In these cases, it is often advisable to sedate the patient with general anesthesia, putting them to sleep completely. When the patient wakes, all treatment is complete, allowing the patient an anxiety and pain-free visit.
General anesthesia is often the sedation method of choice for a hospital visit, but there are other methods of less profound anesthesia, while still allowing the patient to relax.
Make an appointment at Douglas Walls, DDS, FACD, in Long Beach, CA. They will be happy to give you a comfortable, relaxed visit. Call today!