General anesthesia is a treatment that puts you to sleep during medical procedures so you don’t feel or remember anything that happens. General anesthesia is commonly produced by intravenous drugs or inhaled gases.
We sometimes recommend general anesthesia for very young children with extensive treatment needs and/or an inability to communicate and cooperate safely in the dental chair. Sometimes it is also be the best way to provide treatment for children with special medical or developmental needs.
General anesthesia enables your child to undergo all treatment in one appointment, with no needles, and no memory of the procedure. Talk to us about any questions you have about general anesthesia.