Pediatric dental services and surgery

Pediatric dental surgery

The main goals of pediatric dental surgery are the diagnosis, prevention and surgical treatment of pathologies and dental problems common in children.


Especially in recent years, pediatric dental therapies have made great strides, and the close collaboration between dentists specialized in pedodontics and orthodontists has become more organized. This allowed the creation of specific surgical practices for the young patient.


Pediatric oral surgery, in fact, requires a multidisciplinary approach that considers not only the complexity of the psychological aspects, but also the pathologies in relation to the patient’s age and growth expectations. It also requires a good knowledge of the anatomy, in the mixed dentition phase, and of the most up-to-date surgical techniques, as well as the local anesthesia and sedation techniques most appropriate for the child’s age. This last aspect is very important since it allows you to intervene in an atraumatic way with non-pharmacological relaxation techniques, associated with delicate anesthesia, such as gingival anesthesia, and, if needed, with the integration of the nitrous oxide.

Among the most common surgical interventions dedicated to children we report:

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The extraction of wisdom teeth

The choice to extract a wisdom tooth is usually motivated by its malposition or the need to create space in the arch. Other times in conjunction with orthodontic treatment which requires moving the molars back. It is very common to carry out the so-called third molar germectomy, or wisdom tooth extraction, at an early stage to avoid the onset of significant problems later on.

Do you want to know why and how it is done? Read the article

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The extraction of baby teeth

Even baby teeth, sometimes, require to be extracted to create the right space for the correct development of the mouth in the mixed dentition phase.
Other times is necessary to intervene when a deciduous tooth is too decayed to be treated or is fractured after a strong trauma.
An example is represented by teeth in double row the so called “shark teeth”.

Read why it is important to monitor them



Removal of supernumerary teeth

In this case we intervene to extract a deciduous or permanent tooth, which can cause a variety of dental complications by interfering with normal functionality and oral health, as well as giving rise to aesthetic problems.

Here’s how we proceed with this case


The Exposure of Unerupted Teeth

In this case the pediatric surgeon uncovers the tooth from the gum when it does not erupt spontaneously (frequently the canines).

Gingivoplasty or gingivectomy

Intervention on the gum tissues is sometimes necessary to allow the correct application of the brackets of an orthodontic device or to modify the shape of the gums and make the smile more harmonious.

Lingual and labial frenulum surgery

This procedure is relating to those small flaps of tissue that guide and make the movements of the tongue and lips possible. When they present anomalies it is important to intervene, also in collaboration with the speech therapist.
Learn more about the lingual and labial frenulums

Repair of tooth fractures and treatment of dental trauma

Examples are regrafting, root canal treatment or splinting.

Read the advice of our expert in case of dental trauma in children

Do you need a consultation with a pediatric dentistry expert?

We suggest to Book a first no-obligation visit when your child is in perfect health and around three years of age. It will allow you to link the memory of the dentist to a non-traumatic moment, to give your child a relaxed and funny experience thanks to the approach of our doctors. Seeing is believing!

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