Hospital Based Dentistry is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. It is reserved for children (and adults) with extensive dental needs that are extremely uncooperative, fearful or anxious. They are also reserved for children who are very young and therefore not in an age group to understand how to cope with the dental procedures. General Anesthesia also can be helpful for children with special healthcare needs.
Is GA Safe?
General Anesthesia is predictably safe as long as proper pre-anesthetic protocol is followed. Before we schedule procedures under GA, a Pediatrician assesses the child and performs the necessary blood tests and radiographs that are necessary before he gives a clearance. Following that an assessment with the anesthetist is made. Only after the Pediatrician and the Anesthetist give a clearance for the procedure, the patient is posted for the surgery.