At Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we are proud to provide oral surgical services to patients of all ages, including young children and teens. Our goal is to focus on the needs of each child and provide every young patient with a comfortable and pleasant experience. It is not uncommon for patients of any age to be nervous or anxious before a surgical procedure, and our practice offers a variety of safe and effective anesthetic options to address your child’s needs. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kunkel has received specialty training in the administration of anesthesia and surgical monitoring, making him highly qualified to utilize the safest and most effective sedative option for your child. Anesthetic techniques utilized may include nitrous oxide (or laughing gas), oral sedative medications, IV sedation, general anesthesia, or a combination of these. Whether your child requires a simple or a more complex procedure, you can rest assured knowing that your child’s safety and comfort throughout the procedure is our office’s top priority.
We offer a wide variety of pediatric treatments and procedures in our office, including the removal of extra or supernumerary teeth, lingual frenectomy procedures for tongue tie, the treatment of cleft lip or palate conditions, and much more. One of the most common pediatric procedures performed at Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center is the exposure of impacted canines. The canine tooth plays a critical role in the dental arch and is extremely important to developing a proper bite. Because they are usually the one of the last teeth to come into the mouth, it is essential to ensure that they have adequate space to develop and grow. Exposure and bonding is one of the most effective treatments for impacted teeth. This procedure creates room in the mouth for the impacted tooth to grow and pulls the impacted tooth into proper alignment.
The special care of pediatric patients has long been a hallmark of Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, and continues to be a significant component of the practice. Our entire team provides a child-centered environment and care that focuses on total health and prevention. We work hard to always provide the attention, time, and compassion that your child deserves.