Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Our team approach and state of the art facilities allow us to provide the highest level care for children as well as adults.
The team approach at NYCOMS allows us to practice at the highest level. With our relationships with neonatal intensive care, pediatric anethesiologist, pediatric ENT, nursing staff, social workers, feeding specialists, speech and swallow therapy, child psycologists all part of our team in taking care of the infant. In addition to this focused care of the infant, the family is involved, educated and supported as part of our team approach to caring for the child.
A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. First, the area will be numbed with anesthesia. The tooth is then loosened with a special dental instrument known as an elevator. After the tooth is loosened from the socket, it is removed. Stitches may be necessary after the removal of a tooth.
IV Sedation/General Anesthesia, uses medications to allow the patient to go to sleep while receiving dental treatment. Surgical patients or patients with high levels of anxiety, or special needs may benefit from IV Sedation/General Anesthesia. The doctor can discuss the benefits of general anesthesia and help patients determine if it is the best choice for them.