Pediatric Oral Surgery New Jersey
Children’s oral surgery covers a broad spectrum of congenital and acquired disorders of the head, face, and neck. Our surgeons have years of experience providing exceptional pediatric oral surgery results with unparalleled attention and care at Riverside Oral Surgery. We treat every child and family with the utmost respect and compassion to ensure an optimal patient experience.
Many children struggle with apprehension or fear when undergoing pediatric oral surgery. To alleviate their distress and put parents at ease, we offer sedation dentistry for our pediatric patients, including those with developmental handicaps or special needs. Please reach out if your child requires special attention or physical considerations for oral surgery. We will do everything in our power to make their surgical experience a positive one.
Types of Pediatric Oral Surgery at Riverside Oral Surgery
Children may need teeth extracted for a variety of reasons. Primary teeth may need pulling if they have not fallen out on their own if they have severe tooth decay, or due to an injury to the tooth. Our oral surgeons evaluate each child individually to determine the best approach and the level of anesthesia needed for your child’s comfort and safety.
Exposures of Unerupted Teeth and Canines
On occasion, a child’s permanent teeth do not erupt properly. Impacted Canines, particularly the canine teeth on either side of the front teeth, can lead to orthodontic problems and shifting of the teeth. In some situations, the unerupted teeth may fail to emerge outside the arch of the rest of the teeth. Our surgeons may expose an unerupted tooth to encourage natural eruption or surgically move the tooth into position, working with an orthodontist to ensure proper alignment.
Cleft Lip and Palate
A cleft lip or palate is a birth condition characterized by incomplete formation of the upper lip or palate (the roof of the mouth). The front of the mouth or face does not fully close, leaving a gap that can make eating, drinking, and speaking difficult. Surgical intervention may be needed on children as young as two months to repair the problem. Our surgeons have the expertise and specialization needed to address complicated aesthetic, functional, and speech concerns while enabling the child’s facial features to continue to develop properly.
Children born with a lip tie or tongue tie may have difficulty in nursing, speaking, and eating. A lip tie or tongue tie can also prevent the front teeth from coming together properly, leading to a wide gap. If the band of connective tissue between the lips and gums or the tongue and the floor of the mouth is too tight or prominent, a frenectomy can be performed to release the band (the frenum) and improve conditions.
Treatment of Dental Injuries and Trauma
More than fifteen percent of all injuries to children are related to their teeth and gums. At Riverside, sedation dentistry is often utilized following a traumatic or unexpected injury to minimize your child’s stress and ensure an optimal outcome. Our oral surgeons treat all dental injuries and trauma related to teeth, gums, or oral cavity with great kindness and a gentle touch.
Treatment of Facial Fractures and Lacerations
Quick response and stabilization are crucial when treating children’s facial fractures or lacerations. Our goal is to repair any damage while minimizing scarring. Our oral surgeons determine the appropriate treatment and address your child’s pain level and fears following a careful physical examination and x-rays. Most children’s facial fractures and lacerations heal rapidly with no lasting issues due to our gold-standard treatment protocols.
Treatment of Craniofacial Conditions and Anomalies
Craniofacial anomalies and chronic conditions can range from mild to catastrophic. Every pediatric patient is carefully evaluated and treated by our oral surgeons with the understanding that craniofacial surgery impacts not only the child but their loved ones. Attentive treatment and careful monitoring throughout treatment improve outcomes for everyone.
Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
Oral surgery can be a frightening experience for anyone, but children can suffer extreme anxiety due to common fears or a vivid imagination. We offer sedation dentistry to alleviate your child’s anxiety and put them completely at ease. This is particularly important for children with developmental handicaps or special needs, as these patients may not fully understand the procedure they are undergoing. Please feel free to ask about your child’s sedation dentistry options at Riverside Oral Surgery.
Compassionate, Gentle Care for Your Child
Your family and children will receive the highest level of care and consideration at every stage of treatment, from a reassuring first appointment to their final evaluation following surgery and recovery. We create a customized treatment plan that includes education, answers, and family involvement so that you and your child have an optimal patient experience with Riverside Oral Surgery.
If your child needs pediatric oral surgery, please get in touch with our office at River Edge Phone Number 201-487-6565 to arrange it. Book An Online Appointment. If it is an emergency, let our staff know. We will arrange for your child to be seen as quickly as possible to minimize their distress and put your family on the path to recovery.