For some infants, children, and adolescents, dental treatment under general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient facility may be the appropriate and only method to deliver necessary oral health care to your child.
There are children and special needs patients that because of certain factors require general anesthesia to receive dental treatment in a safe manner. Such factors include:
- Extensive treatment needs
- Acute situational anxiety
- Uncooperative age appropriate behavior
- Immature cognitive functioning
- Specific medical conditions
We strive to promote a positive patient attitude toward dental treatment and aim to offer a full range of oral health delivery systems. You may discuss treatment under general anesthesia or other methods with the dentist on your child’s first visit.