In our office, we usually treat children who falls into one or more of these categories:
Please ensure ALL PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS have been followed carefully and with confidence. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your appointment and a fee. (See “Instructions” Tab)
Please arrive ON TIME for your appointment with your child only (no siblings) and two responsible adults (at least one being a parent/decision maker). Please note, we sometimes are early or delayed from our prior appointments and we appreciate your understanding in advance if we are delayed for any reason. We always strive to stay on schedule.
Dr. Waxman provides the following dental treatment for children while asleep:
When treatment is complete, your child will be transferred to an adjacent recovery room and placed carefully in a bed where he/she will be allowed time to sleep off the anesthesia medications.
The nurse will explain the recovery process to you and is immediately available during your child’s recovery. You will be invited to join your child in Recovery. There is a comfortable recliner where you can relax.
Your child will have no memory of the appointment. If freezing was administered, his/her mouth may feel different. This is where mom and dad can offer comfort and reassurance. Your child can cuddle with you in the recliner. The Nurse remains with your child until you are ready to go home.
The Doctor and Nurse will explain everything you need to know to care for your child at home. You will be given instructions in writing. It is very important that you follow these instructions.
(After Anesthesia Instructions can be viewed in the “Instructions” Tab)
You are welcome to call our office any time if you have any questions.
Children are usually OK to go back to school and resume normal activity the next day unless advised otherwise by the Doctor
FUTURE DENTAL VISITS:
Vaughan Mills Sleep Dentistry is a Referral-based Specialty Practice. As such, we do not provide recall or check-up appointments and we do not employ a dental hygienist for dental cleanings. When your child’s treatment is completed here, it is important that you return to your family dentist, or select a family dentist if you do not have one, and follow his/her recommendations for continuing care as per Dr. Waxman’s recommendation. It is very important to have your child’s teeth professionally cleaned and checked on a regular basis with your referring dentist.
A full report of dental treatment and x-rays will be forwarded to your dentist.