Pediatric Hospital Dentistry

If your child cannot receive dental care in a traditional dental office, our practice offers gentle and effective dental care to infants, children, and adolescents in the nurturing environment of our local hospital. As a pediatric dentist in the area to offer this unique service, our pediatric dentist has the distinctive ability to understand the specific needs of children who need dental care but cannot cooperate for safe dental treatment. Through hospital dentistry, you can eliminate the struggles and trauma that can lead to a lifetime fear of dental treatment for your child.

Is hospital dentistry right for my child?

Pediatric hospital dentistry services are ideal for:

  • Physically, emotionally, or developmentally challenged children who are unable to hold still for dental treatment
  • Children that have a severe gag reflex
  • Children with complex medical conditions that make it unsafe to receive dental care in an office situation
  • Children who have allergies to local anesthetics or experience difficulty achieving numbness

For these situations, the use of general anesthesia may be the best option for your family.

Dr. Brandt is on staff at Advent Health Hospital. 

The link to Advent Health Hospital is:

https://www.adventhealth.com/hospital/adventhealth-central-texas

Directions to Advent Health Hospital:

https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=AdventHealth%20Central%20Texas%2C2201%20South%20Clear%20Creek%20Road%2C%20Killeen%2C%20TX%2C%2076549

 

Pre-Anesthesia Instructions

Drinking and Eating

Do NOT have ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK for eight (8) hours before your scheduled dental procedure. During anesthesia the muscles above the stomach can relax, releasing stomach contents into the lungs. This can lead to serious complications including death. You may have CLEAR liquids only, up to two (2) hours before your procedure. Examples of clear liquids include water, apple juice, or Gatorade. Patients consuming food, milk, orange juice, or other non-clear liquids within eight (8) hours will be rescheduled.

Change in Health

Please inform our dental anesthesiologists of any change in your health prior to your appointment. The development of a cold or fever can increase the risks of anesthesia. Sick patients will be rescheduled for safety reasons.

Medication

Please follow your regular schedule of medications unless otherwise directed by our dental anesthesiologist. Medications may be taken with only a small sip of water.

Accompanied by an Adult

A responsible adult must accompany all anesthesia patients to and from the appointment.   A responsible adult must drive the patient home. (Buses or cabs are unacceptable).

 

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