Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital
When using general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will monitor your child's heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and oxygen level; continue to deliver anesthesia; and keep your child as comfortable as possible throughout the operation.
Why General Anesthesia?
As a parent, you are probably asking yourself "Why does my child need General Anesthesia?"
Young children or toddlers are often very frightened of the dentist and general anesthesia helps with those situations.
Dr. D’alessandria is able to perform a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation under general anesthesia at the Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital where your child will be closely monitored by an expert team of pediatric anesthesiologist.
What Are The Advantages To General Anesthesia?
The greatest advantage of putting a child to sleep while getting their dental work done is that they will not be traumatized by the load of the dental work. Once the child is completely asleep, all treatment, including X-rays, fillings, crowns, and cleanings can be done at once in a manner that is not traumatic or scary for the child. It will be the best option for children that are frightening of dentists.
TIP for Parents
Having your child visit the dentist visit for regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay can save you money and reduce the need for further dental treatments.
Dr. Nestor D'Alessandria