In cases when your child is young and has multiples cavities, it may be best to provide treatment under general anesthesia.  General anesthesia is provided by anesthesiologist and your child’s vitals are monitored throughout the treatment.

Factors to consider when providing anesthesia 

  • Have you or any family member had any adverse reaction to general anesthesia? 
  • Is your child young and unable to tolerate multiple visits of treatment in the chair with nitrous oxide? 
  • Will you and/or your child have negative repercussions or views of the dentist after the treatment visits? 
  • Do you think you or your child will have a positive outlook on dental care in the future? 

Benefits of providing care under general anesthesia 

  • Care can be provided in an ideal environment, leading to more predictable outcomes of care. 
  • You and your child will have more positive views of dental care and future visits may be pleasant without local anesthesia (numbing) or dental treatment. 
  • Our main goal is to provide a positive outlook on dental care for the future.  If there are no unpleasant experiences, the likelihood of routine care is more predictable in the future.