Our children’s dentistry department is based at St Thomas’ Hospital, having moved from Guy's Hospital in October 2014.
We are a regional centre for children and young people who need specialist oral healthcare.
We provide an A&E service for dental emergencies as a well as a full range of outpatient and treatment clinics (local anaesthetic, inhalation and intravenous sedation).
We also carry out day surgery under general anaesthetic and provide inpatient treatments.
We treat children with:
- complex medical problems
- soft tissue conditions (such as problems with the gums, cheeks or tongue)
- special needs
- dental anomalies (such as altered tooth structure, shape, size, form and number of teeth)
- complex dental injuries
- periodontal (gum) problems
- extensive tooth erosion
- extensive tooth decay (in very young children, or uncooperative older children)
- phobias (where other treatment attempts have failed).
We also treat children who need:
- surgical removal of teeth that have failed to come through ('erupt')
- investigation of disorders of tooth eruption and loss.
We work closely with other dental specialities and healthcare professionals in our multidisiplinary clinics. See the clinics page for more information.