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Anesthesia Patient Safety

Anesthesia Patient Safety

Anesthesia Patient Safety
Anesthesiologists have long been the champions of anesthesia patient safety.  Before doctors were willing to admit concerns about medical errors and safety of their patients, anesthesiologists were the first to admit that doctors were not infallible.

Home Use of Numbing Medications, Orajel, Not Safe For Teething Children

Home Use of Numbing Medications, Orajel, Not Safe For Teething Children

Safety of Topical Numbing Medications in Children
Coastal Pediatric Dental & Anesthesia has always cautioned against the use of topical numbing medications such as Orajel in children that are teething or have tooth pain, in our frequently asked questions (FAQs). However, we thought it was time to revisit this subject given the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that these numbing medications are not safe for home use in children.

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist that specializes in the care of children, teenagers, and young adults. Although general dentists may call themselves a family dentist, a children's dentist, or a kid's dentist, only a pediatric dentist has undergone an extra two years of training to become a specialist.

General Anesthesia for Dental Care

General Anesthesia for Dental Care

General Anesthesia for Dental Care
Let's face it, most people don't exactly enjoy going to the dentist.  In fact, 75% of adults have a dental phobia or fear of dentists.  Although it is hard to estimate the number of children with dental fear, it appears that many adults learn their fear from experiences during their younger years.

When Do Babies Get Teeth

When Do Babies Get Teeth

Have You Ever Wondered When Your Baby's Teeth Will Come In?

Of course you have, this is a natural question for parents. Some parents worry that their child is delayed because they haven't gotten teeth yet while their peers have. Other parents are concerned that their child may not get teeth in or that the teeth might be missing.