Helping your Child through Oral Surgery

Oral surgery can seem like a big deal to children. At Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists we are experts in oral surgery, so we try to make every procedure painless and as smooth as possible. If your child needs oral surgery, it’s essential that you help them through their procedure. Unsure where to start? We have some helpful tips that will aid you throughout your child’s oral surgery process.

Consultation

Every procedure entails an initial exam consultation. Here, we provide a thorough explanation of a patient’s diagnosis and our surgery plan. This part of the process can be difficult for your child to understand, so as a parent, it’s helpful for you to do some research and explain the procedure to your child in a non-threatening and easy-to-understand way. Doing so is essential, because it’s critical that your child knows what to expect before heading into their  procedure.

Introduction 

The initial patient consultation is also when we introduce our staff. We believe this is important, because it allows us to make a connection with our patients before oral surgery. We want your child to feel comfortable with our friendly and experienced staff, so this orientation process is a must! Parents, note that this is also a time for us to learn about your child’s medical history. If your child has any existing health issues, please inform our staff at this time.

*For a complete list of information about what materials to bring to this consultation, visit our website.

Pre-Surgery Discussions

Typically, a procedure will be scheduled for a different day than the preliminary consultation. Once you’ve scheduled your child’s procedure, keep the discussion going. Make sure your child knows what to expect before, during, and after oral surgery. If your child has any reservations about their treatment, this is the time to address those issues. As a parent, do your best to console your child and put their mind at ease.

Surgery

While your child is in surgery, please feel free to ask our staff any questions you have about your child’s procedure or post-surgery aftercare. Your child will need your care after surgery, so it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to do so.

Post-Operative Care

Our specialists will provide you with post-surgery instructions that are specific to your child’s oral surgery procedure. During the recovery stage, it’s essential that you follow the instructions carefully. For more information about post-operative care, visit our website. Have a specific question? Don’t hesitate to call us with your questions — we’re here to help our patients and their families through the healing process.

Indulge

Once your child is on the road to recovery, do something nice for them. Sometimes a special treat that lets them know you’re proud of their bravery during surgery is very meaningful.

At Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists, we understand that oral surgery can be a big deal for a child. It doesn’t have to be, though. If you follow these tips and leave the oral surgery to us, this experience is sure to be a good one! Need to schedule a consultation? Call us today at  (262) 634-4646.

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