Ensuring Safety

General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

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With general anesthesia, your child will be unconscious and unable to respond during dental procedures. In this unconscious state, your child will not feel any pain, and there is a complete absence of any anxiety or fear, which is why many parents ask about using general anesthesia. The effects typically wear off after a few hours.

Your child’s safety is our top priority. At their appointment, be sure to tell us: 

  • Any prescription medications or over-the-counter medications they are taking
  • Any herbal or nutritional supplements they are using 
  • Any allergies they have, particularly medication reactions 
  • Any health conditions they have 
  • Any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s treatment or about sedation dentistry 

For more information about using sedation dentistry for your child’s next treatment, contact Confident Kids Pediatric Dentistry.

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Complete Comfort

General anesthesia ensures your child is completely asleep and unaware of the procedure, providing the highest level of comfort. This is particularly beneficial for extensive dental work or for children with severe anxiety.

Ideal for Complex Procedures

General anesthesia is the best option for lengthy or complex dental procedures. It allows Dr. Schweizer to perform multiple treatments in one visit, reducing the number of appointments needed and ensuring comprehensive care.

Eliminates Fear and Anxiety

For children with extreme dental anxiety or special needs, general anesthesia eliminates fear and stress. Your child will be in a deep sleep throughout the procedure, ensuring a calm and worry-free experience.

Safe and Monitored

The use of general anesthesia in dentistry is safe and closely monitored by a qualified anesthesiologist. Your child’s vital signs are continuously observed to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the procedure.

Post-Procedure Recovery

After the procedure, your child will be closely monitored as they wake up from the anesthesia. Dr. Schweizer will provide detailed post-care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery, and follow-up appointments will be scheduled as needed.

General anesthesia allows your child to sleep through complex or lengthy dental procedures without any awareness or discomfort. It is a safe option for ensuring a stress-free and painless experience, especially for extensive dental work or children with special needs.