PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY




Our pediatric dentistry service is divided into three sections:

• children requiring treatment,but can be managed under routine local anesthesia

• Children who require dental treatment under general anaesthesia (i.e. while unconscious)

• Children with complicated medical conditions, special needs or complex dental health needs


Children who require dental treatment under general anaesthesia


Usually kids who are not manageable with local anesthesia,or who require multiple treatments for various teeth require general anesthesia.Treatment plans are developed to avoid the risk of repeat general anaesthesia.


Children with complicated medical conditions


Children with complicated medical conditions and special needs are given careful treatment and care - both as outpatients and under general anaesthesia - to ensure they are kept safe and well during all dental procedures.
We provide dental care for children diagnosed with medical conditions such as leukaemia, AIDS, haemophilia and cystic fibrosis and we also provide dental treatment for organ transplant patients. Children with autism and behavioural problems are also referred to us. We provide dental care for children with complex dental health conditions, such as children who are born with missing adult teeth known as hypodontia, dental trauma, tooth structural defects, severe dental erosion and early onset gum (periodontal) disease. Children with other medical conditions may also be considered for dental treatment. These include children with severe asthma, uncontrolled epilepsy, cardiac abnormalities and insulin dependent diabetes. Some children with severe anxiety or dental phobia may also benefit from our service .