General Anesthesia

Patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require general anesthesia when oral conscious sedation isn't effective enough.

What is general anesthesia?

General anesthesia provides a way of effectively completing dental care while a child is unconscious. It is administered under the care of a licensed Dentist Anesthesiologist in a hospital.

Who should receive dental care with general anesthesia?

Children with severe anxiety and/or the inability to relax are candidates for general anesthesia. Usually these children are young or have compromised health, and helping them control their anxiety is not possible using other methods.

Is general anesthesia safe?

An experienced health care provider, specifically trained in delivering general anesthesia, is responsible for the general anesthesia delivery, monitoring and medical care of the child. Many precautions are taken to provide safety for the child during general anesthesia care in our office. Patients are monitored closely during the general anesthesia procedure by anesthesia personnel who are trained to manage complications.