What Exactly is a Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgeon?
According to ACOMS (American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons), “Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to recognize and treat a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. They are also trained to administer anesthesia and provide […]
What to Expect When Your Child Visits a Pediatric Oral Surgeon
When your child needs a pediatric oral surgeon, it’s natural to feel a little nervous. It’s your baby after all — do they really need oral surgery? The important thing to keep in mind is that oral surgery for children isn’t nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Like pediatricians and pediatric dentists, pediatric oral surgeons […]
Pediatric Oral Surgery: How to Talk to Children, What Parents Can Expect
Maybe your child has been injured accidentally. Perhaps there’s been a planned tooth extraction due to a medical condition. Your child has been referred to a pediatric oral surgeon. Why do they even need oral surgery? What does that mean for your baby? As a parent, it’s natural to be concerned and to have questions. […]
Is Pediatric Oral Surgery in Your Child’s Future? Don’t Worry.
It is natural to be anxious about your child having any kind of surgery. But you don’t need to worry if you are coming to Wilmington Oral Surgery. Dr. Puckett and his staff are experts in treating children; we have provided oral surgery treatment to patients as young as two days old. Most procedures in […]
Pediatric Dental and Facial Trauma
Dental and facial trauma is not uncommon in the pediatric population. These injuries can range from a broken or avulsed (knocked out) tooth, to facial lacerations, to fractures of facial bones. Over the years, we have seen and treated all of these types of trauma. Denta Trauma in Adolescence When children are very young (age […]
Pediatric Periodontic Surgery is Nothing to Fear
Here are five reasons why you may need to take your child to an oral surgeon: Baby teeth extraction Sometimes baby teeth get stuck or infected as they come out. There are many reasons why children need assistance getting their baby (primary) teeth removed, but rest assured that such occasions are commonplace. Permanent (adult) teeth […]