Hospital Dentistry Specialist

Brody Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Aventura, FL & Miami Beach, FL

If your child has a chronic illness or neurodevelopmental disorder, hospital dentistry can provide the oral health care they need in a sterile and controlled environment. At Brody Pediatric Dentistry, Michael Brody, DDS, Dana Storch, DDS, and the team use hospital dentistry to ensure children and teens receive the care they need while in the hospital. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Aventura or Miami Beach, Florida, call the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.

Hospital Dentistry Q & A

What is hospital dentistry?

Hospital dentistry provides all-inclusive oral health care to children and teens who have compromised immune systems or other special needs. In certain situations, in-office dental treatment isn’t ideal. That’s especially true if your child has an underlying health problem that increases their risk of complications or prevents them from sitting still. 

A hospital setting provides a clean, controlled, and comfortable environment. What’s more, it provides access to special tools and sedation dentistry, allowing for positive treatment outcomes and limited discomfort or anxiety. 

Who can benefit from hospital dentistry?

The team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry recommends hospital dentistry for children and teens who:

  • Have chronic illnesses like muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy
  • Are living with neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, autism, or anxiety
  • Have weak or compromised immune systems
  • Are undergoing chemotherapy or kidney dialysis
  • Experience a dental emergency like a broken jaw

Your child might also benefit from hospital dentistry if they have extremely sensitive teeth or a sensitive gag reflex.

What does hospital dentistry involve?

Hospital dentistry offers the same high-quality oral health care provided at the regular dentist’s office. The only difference is that it occurs in a hospital setting where there is access to advanced monitoring technologies, special tools, and improved sedation. 

The team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry regularly collaborates with trained and certified anesthesiologists to ensure each child or teen receives the comprehensive care they need as quickly and comfortably as possible. 

Will my child need to stay overnight in the hospital?

Most procedures conducted under the umbrella of hospital dentistry don’t require overnight stays. Once treatment is complete, the team moves your child to a recovery room for observation. After the anesthesia wears off, your child’s dentist writes a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication (if necessary) and provides care instructions.

Depending on the treatment performed, your child might need to take it easy for 24-48 hours and eat only soft foods. However, they should be able to return to normal activities like school or seeing friends within a few days.

If your child has special needs or underlying health problems, request a hospital dentistry appointment at Brody Pediatric Dentistry by calling the office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or by clicking the online booking tool today.