What is General Anesthesia?
General anesthesia is used to make a child fully unconscious during dental treatment.
When is General Anesthesia Used?
If your child has severe anxiety or is unable to relax during their visit, they may benefit from general anesthesia. It’s commonly used for young children, individuals with compromised health issues, and other patients that cannot use different sedation methods. Before you choose to use general anesthesia, we will discuss the benefits and risks of it during a consultation appointment.
If your child is having their procedure done at our private clinic, we will schedule a consultation with our pediatric anesthesiologist and anesthesia assistant before the surgery day. They will review procedures such as fasting, what to expect the day of surgery, and will walk you through step-by-step what will happen.