We meet more of your child’s medical and dental care needs in one program. If you come to us, your child receives dental services from the same network of medical providers you already know and trust. We are among the few health systems in the U.S. able to offer this level of comprehensive care.
Highlights of our program include:
Our experience includes caring for children as young as one year old. And we do everything possible to make going to the dentist less scary for your child.
We explain every step of a dental exam to your child using words they can understand. We show them the instruments and describe the sounds or sensations they cause. If your child becomes overwhelmed, we take breaks and give encouragement. We follow these same steps when performing dental procedures, such as filling cavities.
We help children with special needs get safe, effective care with sedation dentistry. This service is for children with behavioral or medical problems, such as autism, that make it hard to sit still.
Many of our dentists completed training in the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Nitrous oxide can help children with these problems feel less afraid.
In some cases, medication to put your child to sleep and feel no sensation (general anesthesia) is the best option. Our team includes a dental anesthesiologist who specializes in delivering anesthesia to children. Our dental anesthesiologist’s expertise helps lower the risk of complications. Your child can go home the same day.
Dental emergencies can happen any time, day or night, which is why we are always available. A member of our team stands ready to treat emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergencies include teeth that fall out or crack from a blow to the mouth.
For dental emergencies that occur, call (412) 359-3685 to request an appointment:
Our dental services for children include:
Other dental services for children available at AHN include: