Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty for the treatment of children. It adapts different dental procedures as well as techniques from other specialties so that primary, preventative, and therapeutic treatments can be offered to children. Pediatric dentists at Sprout Kids Dentistry offer infants, children, adolescents, and children with special needs comprehensive treatments for several dental diseases.
It is our aim to make every dental visit fun for children from Dorchester since most kids do not feel comfortable in a dental setting. Sprout Kids Dentistry offers an encouraging environment that helps children deal with anxiety regarding a dental appointment. We strive to help every child maintain good oral health.
Dr. Anderson and her team of dentists offer unparalleled dental care for children. We especially understand the different strengths and susceptibilities of children with special needs and ensure they remain comfortable during their time with us. When our patients are comfortable, it also helps us to diagnose their problems accurately and offer the most suitable treatment. In order to help our patients, we offer hospital dentistry with general anesthesia.
General anesthesia is offered to patients who are very anxious about their dental procedure, like special needs children or very young children. These are children we know will not do well with in-office sedation. When your kid is under general anesthesia, they will be in a sleep-like state and unaware of the dental procedure.
We offer all general anesthesia procedures at the Franciscan Children’s Hospital where an expert anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia while Dr. Anderson performs the procedure. Your child’s breathing and vital signs will be constantly monitored by the anesthesiologist while they are asleep. It may take a few hours for the effects of anesthesia to wear off and you must keep an eye on them.
How is general anesthesia beneficial for your child?
When your child is anxious about the impending dental procedure, it is beneficial to have them sleeping during the procedure. When the child is completely asleep, it allows Dr. Anderson and her team to complete the procedure quickly and efficiently, including x-rays, cleaning and filling and other dental procedures that are required.
Talk to us if you have more questions about hospital dentistry under general anesthesia and we will be happy to answer them. It is our goal at Sprout Kids Dentistry to help your children maintain good dental health and hygiene, whether it is through an in-office procedure, requires sedation or general anesthesia.
About Dorchester, MA
Dorchester is a Boston neighborhood covering more than 6 square miles in the city of Boston in Massachusetts. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated on the ship Mary and John. The Dorchester neighborhood has a diverse population and a significant LGBT population with active political groups and the largest concentration of same-sex couples in Boston after the South End and Jamaica Plain.
There are various attractions in Dorchester including the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Winery, Boston Harbor Distillery, Strand Theater, and Franklin Park Zoo. The 30 acre Dorchester Park hosts many events including the Family Fun Day. Fields Corner is popular for its Vietnamese restaurants and its large Irish population that brings along a local pub scene.
There are also several parks and bike trails in Dorchester allowing you to enjoy the scenery, fly kites, bike or enjoy walking and running. From the thriving market areas to the parks and trails and the many sites of interest listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dorchester has something to offer every visitor.
Dr. Michelle Anderson is a pediatric dentist board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.