Many children, as well as adults, may not like going for a visit to the dentist owing to the fear developed. Many adults develop their fear through childhood experiences. Children also face a more significant challenge dealing with their fears and completing their dental treatments. This is why increasing numbers of people (and parents) request sedation during dental treatment.
Children and patients suffering from extreme dental fear typically require general anesthesia in most dental surgical procedures.
General Anesthesia for Dental Care
It is a general state of numbness caused by the anesthesiologist who ensures that the patient cannot recall or feel anything during the procedure. Furthermore, the patient stays still, and the anesthesiologist keeps a watch to ensure that the patient is secure until released from anesthesia.
Use of General Anesthesia for Dental Care
General anesthesia is widely used in dental treatment, such as:
- For patients who are not cooperative or fearful
- Patients with unique medical needs like autism
- Young patients who can't co-operate
- Failure to achieve sedation with the use of laughing gas or oral sedatives.
Pre-Operative Consultation and Exam
Our dental practice is fully equipped with specialized monitoring and emergency equipment to ensure our patients' safety.
The dentist will decide whether the procedure requires general anesthesia during the consultation. If so, our anesthesiologist will discuss the possibility of using general anesthesia to treat your dental problems and ensure that you are healthy enough for them. They will also answer your queries and go over the instructions before and after surgery, like consuming food or drinks prior to the surgery.
Induction of General Anesthesia
On the day of your surgery, the anesthesiologist will examine you to ensure you are in good health and prepared for anesthesia on the following day. General anesthesia is initiated using a variety of ways, such as through IV or oral pills. You will be asleep when you are under general anesthesia for dental treatments but can be woken up at any moment by the dentist as per the requirement by controlling the level of sedation.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Tulsa, OK, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gerety. Please call us at (918) 493-3031 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.