General Anesthesia For Kids
Painless Oral Injection System
Young children or toddlers are often very frightened of the dentist. The sounds they hear from the dental drill and the feeling of pressure that they feel, can make them go into hysterics, even if they do not actually feel pain. Moreover, some children need to have a lot of dental work completed on multiple teeth. Thus, it is often best to put the child completely to sleep and finish all of the treatment in one, stress-free visit.
How do we put a child under general anesthesia?
To provide the safest and most comfortable way to treat young children with a lot of decay, we hire an Anesthesiologist to come to the office regularly. The general anesthesiologist will give the child some oral medication that helps make them drowsy. Afterwards, the anesthesiologist will start an IV and give the right dosage of drugs to completely put the child to sleep. Once the child is completely sleeping, the anesthesiologist monitors the child’s breathing and vital signs, while the pediatric dentist provides all necessary treatment.
What are the advantages to general anesthesia?
The greatest advantage of putting a child to sleep while getting their dental work done is that they will not be traumatized by their dental work. Some of the medications that are used actually help the child forget all about what happened during the treatment. Also, once the child is completely asleep, all treatment, including xrays, fillings, crowns, and cleanings can be done at once in a manner that is not traumatic or scary for the child.