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Step by step process of pediatric oral surgery
Explanation of pediatric oral surgery

Pediatric Oral Surgery

Calm, Comfortable Experiences for Younger Patients

At Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we are committed to providing a calm and positive oral surgery experience to every patient, including infants, children, and young teens. Undergoing any type of surgery can cause stress, but our team is well-versed in handling the unique needs of younger patients. We communicate with younger patients in a way they can understand to keep them informed about their care.

If your child needs oral surgery, you can trust in our board-certified oral surgeons, Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack, to achieve exceptional treatment outcomes and maintain a friendly, soothing environment where children and their families can feel comfortable. Contact our practice in Feasterville, Newtown, or Jenkintown, PA, to schedule your child’s oral surgery consultation.

Oral Surgery for Children

Children may require oral surgery for a variety of conditions. By performing oral surgery, we can improve a child’s oral health, ensure the mouth and jaws function properly, and help improve facial aesthetics. Our surgeons treat many oral and maxillofacial conditions for children, including:

  • Impacted canine exposure
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Baby tooth extraction
  • Oral infections
  • Cysts or tumors in the mouth, head, or neck
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Facial trauma
  • TMJ disorders
  • Malocclusion, or a bad bite
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Pediatric sleep apnea
  • Frenectomy, or treatment for a tongue tie

Oral Surgery Care Designed Around Your Child

Our oral surgery suites are designed to accommodate the needs of our young patients. We regularly work with patients who are anxious about undergoing surgery or who have special needs. To help children feel comfortable about their treatment, we include them in the conversation about their care. We encourage children and parents to ask questions and voice their concerns about surgery so that we can address them and create an engaging, welcoming atmosphere.

CBCT Scanning for Children

Our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, which we use to create detailed surgical guides and produce predictable clinical outcomes. We can share these detailed images with other members of your child’s care team for easy and efficient treatment planning. We will always make sure it is safe to take a 3D scans of your child prior to doing so. Children are more sensitive to radiation, so we only perform 3D scans for younger patients when it is absolutely necessary.

Anesthesia for Children

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons undergo specialized training and are qualified to administer anesthesia and sedation for children and adults. Sedation is helpful for ensuring a child’s safety during surgery and is a great tool for children who cannot sit still for long periods of time, who have special needs, or who have high levels of fear or anxiety. We offer many options and will outline these options with you during the consultation appointment.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer a variety of anesthesia choices to ensure a comfortable oral surgery experience.

Where Can My Child Get Oral Surgery in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, and Jenkintown, PA?

Our board-certified oral surgeons can diagnose and manage many oral and maxillofacial conditions for younger patients. It is our goal to create positive oral surgery experiences for children and their families while improving the oral health and confidence of our younger patients. If your child needs oral surgery, we invite you to contact Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, or Jenkintown, PA, to schedule a consultation.

Feasterville-Trevose Office

1300 Bridgetown Pike
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

We Proudly Serve:

  • Langhorne, PA
  • Bucks County, PA
  • Southampton, PA
  • Warminster, PA
  • Warrington, PA
  • Bensalem, PA
  • Penndel, PA
  • Croydon, PA
  • Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Hatboro, PA

Newtown Office

638 Newtown Yardley Rd #2A
Newtown, PA 18940

We Proudly Serve:

  • Yardley, PA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Woodside, PA
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Buckingham, PA
  • Richboro, PA
  • Churchville, PA
  • Holland, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • New Hope, PA

Jenkintown Office

609 Harper Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19406

We Proudly Serve:

  • Abington, PA
  • Elkins Park, PA
  • Glenside, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Dresher, PA
  • Upper Dublin, PA
  • Lower Gwynedd, PA
  • Flourtown, PA
  • Fort Washington, PA
  • Andalusia, PA
  • Willow Grove, PA
  • Horsham, PA

Frequently Asked Questions From Parents

How long does it take for a child to recover from dental surgery?

Recovery will depend on the procedure performed. Children can recover from a baby tooth extraction within a day or two, while more complex surgeries like jaw surgery or treatment for a dental injury may take longer. We will outline your child’s recovery timeline with you during the treatment planning process.

How do I prepare my child for oral surgery?

Our team will provide you with pre-operative instructions to prepare your child for surgery. It is important to follow these instructions closely to ensure your child’s safety. In addition to these guidelines, it is important to emotionally prepare your child for surgery. Explain to your child the benefits of undergoing surgery and explain exactly what will happen. Children feel more at ease when they understand what’s going on, so keeping them informed can help them feel more comfortable.

During the consultation, we encourage the child to ask questions and have a look around the room so they can feel comfortable in an office environment. By keeping children involved in the process and providing support and encouragement, we can create a positive experience and a long-term positive relationship between children and dental care.

Should my child be sedated for a tooth extraction?

The right type of anesthesia will depend on the complexity of surgery and your child’s level of anxiety. Simple tooth extractions may only require a local anesthesia injection, while surgical extractions may require IV anesthesia so that your child can rest in a sleep-like state.

How do I know if my child needs oral surgery?

Children are typically referred to an oral surgeon from a general dentist who has detected an issue that requires surgery, such as baby teeth that do not fall out, craniofacial defects, impacted teeth, or other conditions. It is recommended that your child has his or her first dental visit by 12 months of age or within 6 months of the first teeth coming in. Early dental exams aim to detect and prevent oral health issues and if the child requires surgery, undergoing treatment early will positively contribute to the child’s long-term oral health.

A Practice Built On Trust, Innovation, and Clinical Excellence

For over 50 years, we have had the privilege of serving our communities with the highest level of oral surgery care. We love what we do, and we look forward to providing you and your loved ones with an outstanding patient experience and incredible results.