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Hospital Dentistry

The following conditions may require that your child be treated in a hospital setting:

  • When a child has an age related inability to cooperate for dental care in the office setting
  • Has many teeth that need to be fixed
  • Has significant dental fear or has complex medical conditions making them a poor candidate for sedation in the office

If any of the above are indicated, we will suggest that your child receive comprehensive dental care in an operating room at one of our local hospitals. Our doctors have privileges at either Seattle Children’s or Swedish Medical Center.

When in the operating room, an anesthesiologist will give your child medications that will help your child fall asleep before the dental treatment is started. While sleeping, all of your child’s cavities will be treated.

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