What is General Anesthesia?
General anesthesia is used when major surgery needs to be performed. We use this method of anesthesia both in-office and in a hospital setting if your child needs to be put into a sleep-like state during their treatment. Common dental procedures that require general anesthesia include wisdom tooth extraction, implant procedures, and even root canals if the case is severe. General anesthesia is a safe solution for anyone who requires surgery and needs extra support feeling relaxed during the process.
When general anesthesia is used, the dentist will work in collaboration with a certified anesthesiologist. This professional will be on the team throughout the procedure for the sole and specific purpose of administering and monitoring the anesthetic dosage. Their purpose is to administer just enough on a continual basis to keep your child comfortable. When general anesthesia is administered, your child sleeps through the entire procedure and has no memory of the appointment once awake.
Through the use of general anesthesia, you will be able to confidently get your child the dental care they need. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area, call our office today and get more information about how general anesthesia can change the whole dental experience for your child!