How to Discuss Oral Surgery With Your Child


Children tend to latch onto keywords out of context, such as “hurt” or “pain” and interpret them in a different way than the parents intend. At the Maryland Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we want to set up children for success and avoid saying things like, “this won’t hurt you at all,” which will not help your child. Parents need to be careful about what they say when preparing their child for oral surgery. Baltimore Oral Surgeon, Dr. Hyatt, offers some insight on how he approaches children about oral surgery.