At Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, our specialist doctors have extensive experience providing treatment for children with special needs. They also understand that as a parent you will have questions about the treatment your child is receiving.
Here are answer to some of the common questions we get asked about our special kids dentistry treatments.
Can my child have food and water before the appointment?
No, it is very important your child does not eat or drink anything at least 8 hours before treatment and anesthesia.
How important is my child’s medical history?
All medical history is vital; even the most minute detail is considered.
Can I be in the room with my child?
Because of the equipment and the tight space and in order to keep the focus on your child we ask that you wait in the lobby. We do ask that you stay close by as we will bring you reports throughout the treatment time.
How long does the appointment take?
Once you arrive you will be greeted and shown to a private office. The anesthesiologist will come in and visit with you and your child. Once the patient has received a small injection and is relaxed we will place your child in the patient room. It can take up to 15 minutes to get your child settled and the IV started. The amount of time for the treatment plan to take place will have been discussed prior to your visit. Once the dental work is completed your child will be gently awakened. Once your child is nearing the ‘awake’ time, you will be brought to the back to be the first person your child sees. We allow plenty of time for the patient to wake up and then will assist you to your car.
Will there be a dental assistant in the room?
Yes, an experienced Registered Dental Assistant will be assisting the Pediatric Specialist. The RDA has years of experience with all ages of children. Her job is to ensure a sterile environment, sterile supplies and monitor hemostasis.
Will my insurance cover the appointment?
Each case is different. Because we are not medical providers it would be best for you to contact your insurance company to answer any medical benefit questions. As a courtesy we will verify your dental benefits to provide you with an estimate of dental services. We encourage our patients to contact their carriers prior to their visit if they should have any further questions.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes. We accept all forms of payment. The required payment for the anesthesiologist is due at the end of the appointment time. If you have insurance, you will pay your estimated co-payment at the time of your visit.
How do I schedule?
Simply call our practice and speak with our scheduling specialist, Michelle. She will take care of scheduling the pediatric dentist, the anesthesiologist and arrange for necessary medical records and x-rays. Michelle will also get the paperwork to you early to ensure timely scheduling.
If you have any further questions about our special kids dentistry services, please feel free to call our friendly team at Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.
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