Conquer Dental Anxiety With General Anesthesia
What is General Anesthesia?
General Anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness , movement, and discomfort during dental treatment. A physician or dentist with specialized training can use various medications to provide general anesthesia for patients receiving dental care.
Indications for General Anesthesia
General Anesthesia may be indicated for children with extensive dental needs who are extremely uncooperative, fearful, or anxious or for the very young who do not understand how to cope in a cooperative fashion. General Anesthesia also can be helpful for children requiring significant surgical procedures or patients having special healthcare needs.
Is General Anesthesia safe?
Although there are risks associated with general anesthesia, it can be used safely and effectively when administered by a facility that is properly equipped. Precautions are taken to protect your child during general anesthesia; Personnel who are trained to manage complications will monitor your child closely. Dr Abraham will discuss the risks and benefits of general anesthesia and why it is recommended for your child.
Who is a candidate for General Anesthesia?
To determine if general anesthesia is right for your child you will have to schedule a consultation with Dr Abraham. She will review all medical, health and dental history. Based on patient’s age, level of cooperative behavior and extend of treatment, Dr Abraham will determine if your child needs general anesthesia or not.
WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED DURING ANESTHESIA?
Getting a patient scheduled for general anesthesia involves multiple steps. Patient must be cleared by the anesthesiologist. A physical assessment of the child is required to ensure safety during the procedure. Our office staff and anesthesiologist will do numerous communications when your child is scheduled for general anesthesia. We will go over all the preoperative and postoperative instructions to ensure that the provider can administer and recover your child safely.
If you'd like to learn more about anesthesia, call our office today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to further assist you.