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General Anesthesia (GA)


What is general anesthesia (GA)?


For children who are too young for moderate (conscious) sedation (under 3 years), have very extensive dental treatment needs, or have severe dental anxiety, sometimes general anesthesia is recommended. During in-office general anesthesia appointments, we work with a board-certified dental anesthesiologist who administers the anesthesia.

During this appointment, your child is completely asleep, and all necessary dental treatment will be completed at one time. The dental anesthesiologist's only job is to make sure that your child is safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. This allows your pediatric dentist to concentrate solely on your child's dental needs while the anesthesiologist concentrates on your child's sedation.

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