A painless experience
General anesthesia is reserved for when your child is required to undergo oral surgery. General anesthesia is proven to be completely safe for young children and is only recommended when the procedure requires surgery.
Taylorsville Pediatric Dentistry provides general anesthesia or hospital sedation to help keep your child comfortable. Your child will feel as if they are in a deep, dreamless sleep and they will not remember the procedure. Depending on the length and the complexity of the surgery, your child may experience swelling. Some additional pain relievers may be prescribed to control pain after the procedure.
Prevent surgery with routine care
Aside from the possibility of emergency dental care, the most extensive dental conditions can be avoided by adhering to a consistent hygiene regimen and staying up to date with routine exams. By staying ahead of regular exams, it allows us to spot potential trouble spots and offer mitigation techniques before they develop into complications.
After all, most serious dental conditions do not develop overnight and are often the result of poor dental habits and long-term neglect. Other common dental problems can occur if teeth grow in crooked or misaligned this can lead to other problems such as overbites, underbites, teeth grinding, and impacted teeth.
But the most valuable resource is that the child’s teeth must be clean and healthy and that is where you come in. You can lead by example, by not only brushing with your children but also scheduling your appointments with your kids so that you can show them that visiting the dentist is nothing to fear. Don’t delay – schedule your appointment with Taylorsville Pediatric Dentistry today!
Complete sedation options
General anesthesia is often used for the most serious of dental conditions – such as removing multiple impacted wisdom teeth as an example. For less serious conditions Taylorsville Pediatric Dentistry offers a variety of comfortable sedation techniques such as nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and other in-office sedation techniques.
We will always provide you options in a clear, compassionate matter when your child requires any type of procedure that would require sedation so that you have all the information. If you have any questions about our general anesthetic or sedation techniques, call our office today!