Dental Treatments Under Sedation and General Anesthesia
Some children may feel anxious or scared during dental treatments. This situation poses a problem for them to receive the ideal treatment. Dental treatments of toddler and children with fear of dentists can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia. Both of procedures must be carried out under appropriate conditions and by a team of experts.
What are the differences of general anesthesia?
GA is a controlled state of unconsciousness, which ensures that your child is fully asleep and free from any sensation during their procedure. GAs are only given by anaesthetists and are performed in a hospital setting. Anaesthetists are specialist doctors who look after children before, during dental treatment and it is their role to ensure children are 'asleep' and safe throughout treatment and wake up comfortably at the end.
In Which Cases is General Anesthesia Recommended?
One of the reasons why your child is offered GA is that your child needs dental treatments that take a long time to perform. General anesthesia is the most reliable method when dental treatments need to be done in a single session and if your child's age and medical condition do not allow sedation.
You can call us if you want to get detailed information about this subject and to make an appointment for 'Pre-interview before sedation / general anesthesia'. We are happy to be with you in this process with our expert team.