When your child needs a dental procedure that requires general anesthesia, Harp Pediatric Dentistry keeps the experience as relaxed as possible for both child and parent. Dr. Dawoud outlines risks and benefits in detail to help you make choices you’ll feel good about, and we work with pediatric anesthesiologists to stay in compliance with standards and practices and keep procedures safe. The well-being and comfort of your child at all times is our number-one concern.Schedule Online
Factors such as a child’s age, length of procedure needed, developmental issues, or anxiety level are taken into consideration when Harp Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental procedure be performed in a hospital. As with any other surgery, sometimes a child must be unconscious to complete a dental treatment safely. Some examples are:
Dr. Dawoud will provide detailed post-operative instructions prior to scheduling any procedure that requires general anesthesia. You’ll be told what and when children can eat and drink and suggest child-friendly ways to discuss their upcoming procedure with them. Our team can assist you in finding age-appropriate language to increase your child’s comprehension and reassurance.
Dr. Dawoud has command of dental surgery in a hospital setting due to many years of experience. His initial residency took place at NYU Lutheran Medical Center (now renamed NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn) as a general dentist. He followed up with an additional advanced residency at the same hospital, serving as chief resident while earning a specialty certification in Pediatric Dentistry and working with patients from all over the world. He has practiced hospital dentistry ever since.