Dependable Oral Surgery & Sedation Dentistry in Salt Lake City

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At Rose Park Pediatric Dentistry, we know that parents want their children to be happy and healthy above all else. As such, when a parent or guardian hears that their child needs oral surgery, it can make them feel overwhelmed and uncertain. At Rose Park Pediatric Dentistry, we've spent years performing oral surgery for kids of all ages while leveraging technology to help them feel as comfortable as possible during their appointment.

Our practice is proud to offer skilled Salt Lake City oral surgery services, like tooth extraction, paired with extensive sedation dentistry offerings. You can trust that our friendly dental team will always treat your child like a member of our family. Call us or visit our office today to schedule your child's next appointment!


Efficient Oral Surgery

Although oral surgery can make parents and children anxious, we do everything we can to minimize stress throughout the process. When you visit our practice for the first time, we'll sit down with you to outline what our procedures entail so that you never feel like you're in the dark about your child's oral health. Our team also has a wealth of experience working with children of all ages and can break down our treatment using kid-friendly language so that they can feel confident and comfortable about their appointment.

Although we provide various oral surgery offerings, one of the most popular is tooth extractions. Various circumstances can make extraction necessary, including tooth infection and dental trauma. Our dentist will begin by taking detailed x-ray images of your child's smile to determine the overall condition of the tooth. From there, we'll provide them with dental sedation to help put them at ease before the procedure. We'll then gently remove their tooth and cover the area with gauze to help the area properly health. Our team will also provide detailed after-care instructions, including what foods your child can have and the over-the-counter medications they can take for pain.

Finding the Right Sedation Option for Your Child

Sedation dentistry helps patients feel relaxed during dental procedures by administering medication before the treatment. Your child will be so relaxed that they often aren't even aware of the treatment taking place. Before the procedure can begin, our pediatric dentist will discuss your child's sedation options and what the process entails. Our Salt Lake City sedation dentistry options include the following:

Oral conscious sedation: Oral conscious sedation is a form of sedation dentistry that's administered in pill form. Your child will take a pill the day before their procedure and an hour before their appointment. Oral conscious sedation is safe and allows your child to not feel any pain. It's also common that your child will have no recollection of the oral surgery.

Nitrous oxide sedation: Nitrous oxide treatment is a sedation option used for less complex dental surgeries. As a light sedation option, your child will be awake and can communicate with our team. By administering gas through a mask placed over your child's nose, nitrous oxide works and wears off quickly.

IV sedation: IV sedation is typically reserved for complex oral surgeries and is the highest level of sedation our practice offers. We can provide your child with IV sedation either in our office or at a hospital, depending on the unique situation surrounding their procedure. By intravenously administering a sedative, IV sedation works almost instantly and provides a deep level of sedation.

Sedation and Oral Surgery FAQs

It's normal to have various questions about our sedation and oral surgery offerings. That's why our team is here to answer your questions and give you the information you need to feel confident about your child's surgery. Some of the most frequently asked questions about sedation and oral surgery include:

Is tooth extraction uncomfortable?

Although tooth extraction has a reputation for being painful, with sedation dentistry, your child can feel calm and comfortable during their surgery. Our team also builds trust with you and your child so that they go into surgery with as much confidence as possible.

Sedation has minimal side effects, ranging from dry mouth to grogginess. Our dentist will discuss potential side effects in detail with you.

The duration of your child's sedation depends on numerous factors, including the type of sedation and the procedure they're undergoing. We'll always provide your child with appropriate sedation and an estimated time for how long they'll be sedated.

A Salt Lake City Oral Surgeon You Can Trust

At Rose Park Pediatric Dentistry, we provide excellent pediatric oral surgery and sedation dentistry offerings. No matter what procedure your child requires, we'll work hard to make your child's overall experience as comfortable as possible. We look forward to meeting you and your child and helping improve and protect their oral health. Call us today to schedule your son or daughter's next appointment with our Salt Lake City oral surgeon!



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