Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Freilich is one of very few oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Canada with advanced, fellowship-level training in pediatric surgery. Our practice is very pleased to accommodate surgical procedures for children. We manage a wide range of pediatric oral surgical problems, with particular experience in the management of children with the following conditions: ectodermal dysplasia, oligodontia, Down syndrome, cleft lip and palate, cleidocranial dysplasia, cerebral palsy, and Gorlin syndrome. Surgical procedures for children range from removal of extra teeth, exposure of teeth that do not have adequate space for eruption, reconstruction of congenitally missing teeth, including bone grafting and implant surgery, or correcting consequences associated with cleft palate, syndromes, previous trauma or tumor removal. Evaluations for completion of skeletal growth are undertaken in coordination with our external orthodontic colleagues. Dr. Freilich surgical treatments that may be a component of orthodonic treatment, when necessary. We also provide surgical care for pediatric pathology. Children are always seen for consultation prior to surgery to allow Dr. Freilich to perform an assessment of the scope of surgery required, select the appropriate anesthetic for each particular situation.and provide an opportunity for your child to develop a rapport with our office. Our pediatric patients are often treated within our facility, where we are able to offer the full scope of sedation and anesthesia services. More major surgical procedures are performed at Humber River Hospital, where Dr. Freilich has full staff privileges.
Children under the age of 18 years MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for their consultation, surgical appointment and post-surgical follow-up.