Why Choose General Anesthesia
In most instances, general anesthesia is not needed for dental care in children. Typically, our team at Blakeney Pediatric Dentistry can get all your child’s treatment complete utilizing local anesthetic and nitrous oxide or conscious sedation. But when your child needs dental surgery or advanced procedures, general anesthesia is often chosen to help children sit through the entire procedure and not feel afraid. Many times, this sedation option is also performed in a hospital-based setting.
How it Works
When you choose general anesthesia for your child, our team will work with a certified and experienced anesthesiologist. This anesthesiologist will be in control of administering the sedation and monitoring both the control of the sedation and your child’s vital signs. Once general anesthesia has taken effect, your child will feel so relaxed that they will likely fall asleep during the entire procedure and afterward, won’t remember anything. You will have to help your child immediately after the procedure, as they will still feel groggy once they wake up, but the effects should wear off in a few hours.
If you have any questions about how general anesthesia works, or if it is the best option for your child, we suggest that you schedule a consultation with our team in our Charlotte, NC office. We will gladly walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have!