Sedation Treatment for Children
Young children with dental pain and/or infection require treatment at any age—sometimes that means your child will need to go under general anesthesia or sedation. Of course, there are many reasons. Some dental procedures require your child to lie completely still, there may be a lot to fix, or the noise of the drill may be scary. The goal is always to provide the safest, most pain-free treatment.
Dr. Brenda has admitting rights to the Hospital Centro Medico Nova located across the street (Ignacio Comonfort). In such cases where sedation is necessary, the child will be admitted to the hospital at Dr. Brenda’s instruction and the treatment will be performed under general anesthesia. Under general anesthesia, your child will be completely asleep and pain free. Specially-trained anesthesia professionals (a physician specializing in anesthesia for children and a certified nurse anesthetist) will administer medications and monitor your child while Dr. Brenda performs the dental procedure.
Dr. Brenda’s top priority (as well as all our staff) for her patients is safety. She believes that general anesthesia should only be done in a hospital setting for the safety of the patient. An adverse event from general anesthesia occurs rarely; however, most dental offices are not adequately equipped with emergency life support measures and equipment. This life supporting equipment is critical should the patient experience an adverse event.
During the office consultation with Dr. Brenda, if sedation is deemed necessary, she will explain the entire process with you, help you to coordinate the hospital visit, and answer any questions or concerns.
For more information, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.