General Anesthesia

Easy Dental Care

Pediatric Dentists & Family Dentists located in Gainesville, VA

For children with behavioral conditions or other special needs who find dental visits challenging, the team at Easy Dental Care in Gainesville, Virginia, can help. An anesthesiologist is a specialist who has the necessary training to ensure your child is safe and breathing properly at all times during this procedure. If your child needs dental work but can’t tolerate the experience, schedule a consultation for general anesthesia services online or by phone.

General Anesthesia

What is general anesthesia?

General anesthesia is a common sedation method that relaxes your child’s body, putting them into a deep sleep. This sedation procedure ensures your child is comfortable and pain-free during more complex dental procedures, like extractions and pulpectomies.

You may want to consider general anesthesia for long or complex dental treatments or if your child has health issues that make it difficult for them to follow directions or sit still in the same place for a period of time.


How is general anesthesia administered?

To safely sedate your child using general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist uses a gas mask to deliver the inhalable anesthetic, which will put the patient to sleep in seconds. The anesthesiologist then starts an intravenous (IV) line in your child’s arm. Through this IV, they send the precise dose of sedation medications directly into the bloodstream. The patient’s breathing is also assisted using a breathing tube.

The IV medications are closely monitored throughout the procedure. The Easy Dental Care office is fully equipped to administer general anesthesia sedation for children and the team provides comprehensive care before, during, and after sedation.


How do I prepare my child for general anesthesia?

Dr. Merdad is both compassionate and friendly, helping your child through the sedation process every step of the way.

To ensure a safe sedation, your child shouldn’t eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure. Dr. Merdad provides complete instructions to help your child get ready during your initial consultation.

 

What are the benefits of general anesthesia sedation for kids?

If your child is afraid of dental procedures or has special health needs that make dental work difficult, general anesthesia is a solution to consider.

Dr. Merdad can safely perform a variety of dental services while your child sleeps comfortably. After the work is done, your child gently comes out of anesthesia unable to remember anything that happened.

Rather than avoid the dentist because of fear, anxieties, or behavioral concerns, your child can receive the dental work they need. In many cases, Dr. Merdad can perform multiple dental procedures all at the same time, eliminating the need for additional dental visits.

Schedule a consultation today online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of general anesthesia to protect your child’s dental health.