Paris Children’s Dentistry is proud to offer different types of anesthesia to our patients to make their visits more comfortable. We are proud to be partnering with Sedadents Dental Anesthesiologist to provide general anesthesia for our patients. This is one of the many ways we strive to offer you the best care possible.
General anesthesia is necessary in some cases to provide safe and effective treatment for children. It is usually indicated for patients that are too young to comprehend dental treatment that require extensive work, patients who are extremely apprehensive and have very negative chairside behavior, or patients who have medical problems which dictate that treatment be performed in an hospital setting.
Most children are able to be seen for an outpatient surgery appointment, have all their treatment completed in one visit, and go home the same day.
The most common type of anesthesia used is a local anesthesia. This prevents pain in a specific part of a patient’s mouth. This works by blocking the nerves to that area. We often use a topical anesthesia before using local anesthesia. This helps to numb the area before we inject the local anesthesia. This is most often used for cavities.
There are some patients who require more anesthesia so we also offer sedatives. These are most effective if they are given before the procedure but they can be given during it. There are different types of sedatives. Some are inhaled as a gas though there are some in pill form. Some sedatives need to be given intravenously.
There are times when a patient needs more anesthesia for a procedure, whether they are anxious or the procedure is painful. General anesthesia can be used in those cases where a loss of consciousness is required.
Whether you need local anesthesia or general anesthesia, feel free to discuss your case with your dentist. We want you to have an enjoyable visit and will do everything that we can to help.
Contact us today at (903) 905-4905 for more information about the types of anesthesia that we offer our clients or to schedule an appointment.