If a young patient has a particularly hard time at the dentist or is extremely un-cooperative, it may be best to give them IV sedation at their next appointment. Sometimes, children can have dental anxiety so severely, it makes it difficult for Dr. Sharma and associates to work on them. It may also warrant IV anesthesia if a patient must undergo significant surgical procedures.

There may be questions you have regarding general anesthesia. These questions may include:

Who should receive general anesthesia?

Children who have special needs, those who have severe anxiety, or for the very young who cannot understand how to cope in a cooperative fashion.

Is general anesthesia safe?

Even though there is risk involved with every type of anesthesia, it is safe and effective when administered by an appropriately-trained professional with the right type of equipment that is approved by the ADA.

 

What special considerations are associated with the general anesthesia appointment?

Your child would need a physical exam that would provide information to the pediatric dentist that ensures the safety of your child during the procedure. If there is any illness that occurs prior to your child’s appointment, our dentists need to know that.

For more information, or to ask any questions not addressed here, please contact us here at the office of American Dental Associates, at 773-284-1645. Our IV sedation dentistry in Chicago, Illinois, includes having our patients get the treatment they need in a safe environment. We look forward to your visit!