Deep Sedation / Hospital Dentistry
When due to extend of treatment (major), age, severe dental phobia, special health care needs of patients, Nitrous oxide or sedation are not enough, we team up with board certified pediatric anesthesiologists to care for your child. Our Pediatric Anesthesiologist will be monitoring the patient while Dr.Shir, our Pediatric Dentist will perform the necessary dental treatment. Patient will be sleep (unconscious) during the procedure for anywhere between 30 min-1.5 hours. When they awake all dental related procedures will be complete.
We take this appointment very seriously and make sure that our patient gets all the necessary medical consults and clearance before scheduling this appointment.
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 extent of 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. We Conclude the visit with a Popsicle party and some prizes.
Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia Instructions