If your child has extreme difficulty receiving dental treatment, our dentist may recommend general anesthesia at Primary Children’s Hospital. General anesthesia induces sleep, making it easy for our dentist and team to provide your child with necessary dental care.
General anesthetics are usually administered through inhalation or an injection into your child’s hand or arm. We may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic during the procedure so that your child will wake up feeling numb after treatment and remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.
Our dentist may recommend general anesthesia when:
You will be provided with detailed instructions about what your child should eat and drink before and after their procedure, as well as instructions on post-operative care following treatment. Please follow these instructions as closely as possible.
If you have any questions about general anesthesia for your child, please contact our office.