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Consistent dental care is vital to maintain good

oral health.

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Dental Treatment  

The second visit is for dental treatment under general anesthesia.


On the day of surgery the patient will be greeted by our receptionist who will go over the instructions for the day. The dentist and anesthesiologist will meet with the patient and family or staff  to discuss the dental treatment plan and to answer any questions about general anesthesia. The patient will then be escorted to the operating room where fluids and electrolytes will be given through an intravenous (through the vein) line. The anesthesiologist will then administer an anesthetic.


Once the patient is asleep, comprehensive oral rehabilitation takes place. It consists of an t examination; full mouth x-rays, cleaning, and application of flouride, an assessment of the patient’s oral health and many other dental services depending on the needs of the patient. Adjunctive medical services may also be performed if requested the patient’s physician or specialist: i.e. blood draw, PPD or EKG.


Following dental treatment, patients are awakened and transferred to recovery where our nursing staff provides one-on-one care until the patient is able to return home. The dentist and anesthesiologist will also be available to answer any questions following dental treatment.


Special Smiles, Ltd. | 2301 E. Allegheny Avenue | Suite 202 | Philadelphia, PA 19134 | 267-639-6250