In the community of Langhorne, PA, families often rely on word-of-mouth referrals to find quality service providers. At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, we’re pleased to have developed a strong reputation for clinical excellence and patient-centered care. We maintain high standards– especially to our young patients. Our pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgeons understand the unique needs of children undergoing procedures.
Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgeries
Both congenital and acquired oral and maxillofacial conditions can result in undesirable alterations to the form or function of the mouth. At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, it’s our goal to help your child enjoy better health, improved oral functioning, and renewed self-confidence with their appearance. Some of the pediatric oral and maxillofacial health problems we commonly treat include the following:
- Jaw asymmetries
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Salivary gland disorders
- Oral, head, and neck tumors
- Oral infections and cysts
- Dentoalveolar injuries, such as fractures
- Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)
- Pediatric sleep apnea (when caused by structural deficits)
Our oral surgeons also have extensive experience working with children who have impacted teeth, including impacted canine and wisdom teeth. When the wisdom teeth are impacted– children may suffer from an increased risk of oral infections, cysts, misalignment of adjacent teeth, gum disease, and cavities. Our oral care services are designed to prevent problems and effectively treat existing issues so that our young patients can enjoy better health.
Fully equipped surgical suites
Our oral surgery practice features cutting-edge surgical suites that are fully equipped for the special needs of our pediatric patients. To accommodate smaller mouths, we carry sterilized surgical instruments sized for pediatric patients. In addition, our doctors are fully qualified to administer a range of anesthetics to improve comfort and soothe anxiety. We will discuss your child’s need for anesthesia with you before the procedure, taking into consideration their medical history and previous experiences with anesthetic drugs. We offer the following levels of sedation:
- Nitrous oxide: Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide offers the lightest level of sedation. Your child will feel relaxed but will not fall asleep.
- Intravenous (IV) sedation: IV sedation is ideal for children who are more anxious and those who must undergo more intensive lengthier procedures.
- General anesthesia: These anesthetic drugs will allow your child to drift off to sleep comfortably and wake up after the procedure is completed.
Friendly, compassionate care for special needs patients
The entire team at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery is sensitive to the unique needs of our young patients. We often work with children who are on the autism spectrum, as well as those with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. It’s our goal to help them feel at ease with oral care. We’ll work with you to develop actionable solutions that work for your child, which typically include positive reinforcement and distraction techniques.
Contact our pediatric oral surgery practice
Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery welcomes inquiries from parents whose children have been referred to a specialist for pediatric oral surgery in Langhorne, PA. Within a friendly, positive setting, our team provides a full range of oral surgery services, keeping your child’s safety and health as the top priority. Call today if you have questions or concerns or would like to schedule a consultation.