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Day Surgery/General Anesthesia

Anesthesia for Pediatric Sleep Dentistry

Some situations require child be placed under general anesthesia to complete their dental treatment. You may hear it referred to as sleep dentistry or dental surgery. During a pediatric dental surgery procedure, the patient stays under general anesthesia and is monitored continuously by anesthesia providers. While all children aren’t good candidates for general anesthesia, it allows Dr. Criss to provide a large amount of restorative care to a child in a calm and safe environment that keeps the child comfortable. Dental surgery under general anesthesia is performed when:

  • Young children need a lot of dental work done or have complex dental treatment and have trouble sitting still for significant periods.
  • The child is afraid of going to the dentist and that fear is beyond management in the dental office.
  • The child has a physical or mental special healthcare needs or a complex medical diagnosis.. Dr. Jennifer Criss treats children under general anesthesia in both a hospital and day surgery setting. Using general anesthesia helps keep the dental restoration experience a positive one for children. Dental surgery remains a safe way for children to get the oral treatment they need without stress and discomfort.”

Using sedation dentistry helps keep the dental restoration experience a positive one for children. Dental surgery remains a safe way for children to get the oral treatment they need without stress and discomfort.