Hospital Dentistry

Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentists & Special Needs Dentists located in Lakeway, TX & Austin, TX

If your child has severe dental phobia, is very young, or has special needs, Steve Hernandez, DDS, and Angie Hernandez, DDS, offer hospital dentistry services, including outpatient general anesthesia. The dentists practice at Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry in Lakeway and Austin, Texas, but hold affiliations with St. David's HealthCare, Ascension, and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Call Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, to make an appointment today to learn more about hospital dentistry services.

Hospital Dentistry

What is hospital dentistry?

The dentists at Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry offer hospital dentistry services, including outpatient general anesthesia, to ensure your child gets the dental care they need. Some children need sedation to have effective dental treatment. 

The dentists use the facilities at St. David's HealthCare, Ascension, and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas to provide safe anesthesia for your child. They have extensive training in anesthesia and put your child's safety first. 

While your child is under general anesthesia, the dentists perform treatments ranging from general checkups and cleanings to fillings, crown placement, and treating dental emergencies. 

Who needs hospital dentistry services?

Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry offers hospital dentistry services like outpatient general anesthesia for children who otherwise wouldn't be able to have dental care. For example, very young children, those who have special needs, or who have dental phobia can benefit from hospital dentistry. If you have questions about hospital dentistry, contact Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry. 

How should I prepare my child for hospital dentistry?

Your child needs to fast for six hours before their appointment. They should wear comfortable clothing. Make sure to let their dentist know about any medications they take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter, vitamins, and supplements. Also, if your child gets sick or has a fever, let their dentist know as you might need to reschedule the appointment.

What care will my child need after hospital dentistry?

You stay with your child as the anesthesia takes effect and will be with them as they wake up. They will be drowsy for some time, so make sure to keep them away from any potential dangers. If your little one needs a nap, they should lay on their side with their chin lifted. 

When they're ready to eat, give them a light and easy to digest meal. Your child's mouth may still be numb, so it’s best to watch them to make sure they don't bite their lips, cheeks, or tongue. In the unlikely event that your child vomits, make sure to help them bend over and turn their head to the side. 

If you want to learn more about hospital dentistry and find out if it's right for your child, call Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry to make an appointment today!