Dental and Orthodontics
The Paediatric Dental Department is primarily a tertiary referral centre for children with complex medical, behavioural or learning problems. The most frequent referrals include:
1. Trauma—both soft tissue and dental/alveolar.
2. Infections—including children with severe facial swellings which may cause respiratory issues.
3. Children with dental decay who require multiple extractions who require hospital admission. These are usually children who need 6 or more teeth extracting, below 3 years of age or have weight issues either too low or too high.
4. Routine Dentistry is provided for our patients, both on an outpatient and inpatient basis.
5 General anaesthesia is available for those children who are unable to accept treatment whilst awake; they are usually children with special needs.
6 We liaise closely with our medical colleagues and all treatment is carried out after consultation. If inpatient care is needed then this will be arranged accordingly.