General Anesthesia

When it comes to children’s dental care, we want to make sure that your child is as comfortable as possible. That’s why we offer general anesthesia sedation. With general anesthesia, your child will be completely asleep and will not feel any pain or discomfort. We have a team of experienced dentists who are specially trained in general anesthesia, so you can rest assured that your child is in good hands. Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics is the ideal pediatric dentist in San Antonio

How Does General Anesthesia Work?

General anesthesia is a medications used by your Stone Oak pediatric dentist to make your child comfortable and provide pain-free dental surgery. General anesthesia usually is given through an IV, which allows us to constantly monitor and adjust the level of medication if necessary. The length of time your child is under general anesthesia will depend on the type of procedure being performed. We will discuss the types of general anesthesia available and which option is best for your child.

General Anesthesia Benefits

  • General anesthesia is very safe

General anesthesia is extremely safe, and serious complications are rare. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the risk of death from general anesthesia is less than 1 in a million.

  • General anesthesia can help to ease a child’s anxiety

Dental procedures can be very anxiety-inducing for children. General anesthesia can help to ease a child’s anxiety and make the experience much more pleasant for them.

  • General anesthesia allows for more complex procedures to be completed

Some dental procedures, such as extractions or root canals, can be quite complex. General anesthesia allows for these more complex procedures to be completed without causing the child any discomfort.

  • Sedation can be administered in our office or in a hospital

Our team of professionals will work with parents and kids to determine whether general anesthesia would be best administered in the office, or at the hospital. Once our doctors have a chance to evaluate the patient and treatment needed, we will work with families to ensure that general anesthesia is administered safely regardless of where treatment takes place.

If your child is anxious about visiting the dentist, you may be wondering if sedation is the right option. Our qualified dental professionals at Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics will create the best plan for your child’s needs. We offer several sedation options, including general anesthesia, which can help your child relax and make dental appointments more comfortable. Please contact us to learn more about our sedation options or to schedule an appointment.

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