If a patient has extreme difficulty receiving dental treatment, our pediatric dentists may recommend in-office general anesthesia. General anesthesia induces sleep, making it easy for our pediatric dentists and team to provide the necessary care.
General anesthetics are usually administered through inhalation or an injection into the hand or arm. We may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic during the procedure so that the patient will wake up feeling numb after treatment and remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.
Our pediatric dentists may recommend general anesthesia when:
You will be provided with detailed instructions about eating and drinking before and after your procedure, as well as instructions on post-operative care following treatment. Please follow these instructions as closely as possible.
If you have any questions about general anesthesia, please contact our office.