Painless sedation techniques for your child’s hospital visit
If your child requires in-depth oral surgery, chances are that they may need to undergo general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a safe and effective method of total pain elimination when complex surgeries that would be otherwise too painful for patients to experience with other forms of sedatives.
General anesthesia works quickly, and your child will be unaware of their surroundings and feel as if they are in a deep, dreamless sleep. General anesthesia is safe for young children.
After the surgery is complete, they’ll be awoken and begin the post-operative recovery regimen.
Eastfield Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics strives for a painless emergence from general anesthesia. Depending on your child’s surgery they may have swelling and residual pain. As such, additional pain relievers may be prescribed to manage pain as well as antibiotics to reduce the risk of secondary infection from surgery.
Total preventative care
General anesthesia is often required only for serious dental issues that require extensive oral surgery, or in the treatment of different types of oral cancers. However, you can minimize the chances that your child will ever require oral surgery by maintaining regular check-ups and exams throughout their childhood. Our dentists will help them maintain healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Most common dental ailments do not happen overnight and are often the result of long-term neglect and poor dental habits. As your children grow they are susceptible to misaligned teeth that can cause additional dental problems such as overbites, under-bites, teeth grinding, and impacted teeth. By maintaining a regular treatment schedule we can identify potential trouble spots and teeth that could progress into serious complications for your child and minimize the likelihood that they’ll every need serious oral surgery.
You can help your child by encouraging them to brush and floss regularly and keep your regular dental appointments so that they learn the dentist is nothing to fear. The dentists at Eastfield Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics will also let you know what your child can expect as they grow and their teeth develop.
Painless dental care
Your child doesn’t need to be afraid of dental pain during your visit to Eastfield Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. We work to keep your child comfortable while they’re in our care. If treatment is required such as filling cavities or removing damaged or diseased teeth, we have a variety of painless, in-office sedation techniques that will allow them to get the treatment they need.
We offer nitrous oxide treatments that are fast and painless. Also, we have oral treatments that can have your child in a deeply relaxed state. Oral treatments vary by patient, and by the type of treatment required. If you have any questions about general anesthesia, or our oral sedation techniques contact our office at 704.875.9075.