Dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery

The dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery team at Children’s provides next-generation care to neonatal infants, newborns, children, and adolescents from throughout the Upper Midwest. The team performs dental surgery as well as dental treatment under anesthesia, if appropriate. Our goal is to provide your child with the best possible surgery and/or anesthesia experience.

At Children’s:

  • Your child’s procedure is performed by a team of professionals who specialize in the unique needs of children.
  • If necessary, your child’s pain is managed by an interdisciplinary pain management team.
  • Your child’s care includes the latest in surgical techniques, technology, and training.
  • Your child’s team invites you to be part of your child’s care team, because you know your child best.

Conditions that may require dental, oral or maxillofacial surgery:

  • Acute dentofacial infection
  • Caries
  • Cleft palates
  • Craniofacial deformities
  • Facial injuries
  • Fractured teeth
  • Jaw, facial, and bite deformities
  • Oral trauma
  • Oral lesions in the newborn
  • Oral structural anomalies such as maxillary frenum, mandibular labial frenum, mandibular lingual frenum/ankyloglossia, and natal and neonatal teeth
  • Mucocele
  • Periodontal disease
  • Supernumerary teeth and mesiodens
  • Unerupted and impacted teeth

Learn more about dental treatments requiring anesthesia.

Educational materials

The following information may be helpful to families preparing specifically for dental, oral or maxillofacial surgery. View a searchable directory of general patient/family educational materials.


Billing and cost information

You will get separate bills for different parts of your child’s dental services. Get information on billing, costs and dental surgery.

Contact us

  • If you are a family member looking for a Children’s specialist in dental, oral, and maxillofacial surgery, or pediatric dentistry requiring anesthesia, please visit Find a doctor.
  • If you are a health professional looking for a dental, oral, or maxillofacial consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).


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