Special Needs

Professional & Compassionate Pediatric Dentistry in Watertown, NY

Dr. Andrew Beuttenmuller and his team at Watertown Pediatric Dentistry in Watertown, NY tailors their approach to patients with special needs. Oftentimes, special health care needs (SHCN) patients require a slower approach. Our highly trained staff provides premium dental care at Watertown Pediatric Dentistry. We also offer sedation dentistry to accommodate patients who suffer from dental fear and anxiety. We understand that going to the dentist can be scary for some children, so we offer conscious sedation and nitrous oxide options.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is administered through a flavored nosepiece to help eliminate any nervousness and anxiety. Your child remains conscious and responsive throughout the procedure.

Conscious Sedation

This option includes administering a dose of Versed, which allows the child to relax and not remember what occurs during the procedure. Although they’re sedated, your child might cry or move during treatment.
 

General Anesthesia

If your child requires a deeper level of sedation beyond conscious sedation, it will be administered by an anesthesiologist at Samaritan Medical Center. Dental work will be performed by Dr. Andrew in an operating room at the Samaritan Medical Center.
 

Pediatric Laser Frenectomy

Board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Andrew Beuttenmuller of Watertown Pediatric Dentistry offers state-of-the-art LightScalpel CO2 laser procedures including tongue- and lip-tie releases for infants through adolescents. Infants with properly diagnosed tongue- and lip-ties often have difficulty breastfeeding, which may result in air swallowing, reflux, colic, sore nipples for the mother, and may lead to other complications as infants age. LightScalpel laser tongue- and lip-tie (frenectomy) procedures are quick, gentle, and in most cases, require no sutures. When compared to conventional surgery, LightScalpel laser treatment results in minimal to no bleeding, little to no swelling and discomfort, reduced risk of infection, faster recoveries and better cosmetic outcomes. The LightScalpel CO2 laser is made in the USA and is cleared by the FDA for several soft tissue surgical procedures, including frenectomy, gingivectomy and many more. To learn more about the laser benefits, please visit the Light Scalpel website.

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For more information about the resources we offer, dental services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 315-221-4044. We look forward to helping your child enjoy a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles!