Occasionally, children with extreme anxiety are incapable of cooperating in a regular dental office setting. We often recommend that these children receive their dental treatment under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Normally, these patients need extensive dental treatment, are very young, are a special needs child, or conscious sedation just was not enough to alleviate a child’s fears and control their behavior.
With general anesthesia, your child will become unconscious and sleep during their dental treatment. Generally, all the necessary dental treatment can be completed in just one visit. Following the procedure, we will wake your child and move them to a recovery area. You will be brought to this room to be with your child as they recover. Once one of our dentists determines it is okay for your child to leave, they will be discharged.