Children who are very young or who have a high level of anxiety that interferes with the cooperation necessary for the dentist to perform treatment may require some level of sedation. Sedation is also helpful for special needs children. There are many safe and effective drugs available today that can help relax the child and promote a good environment for optimal and safe dental treatment.
General Anesthesia is sometimes necessary for children that are unable, by either age or maturity level, to cooperate during dental treatment. Dr. Liliana Cuervo has Hospital privileges at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.
Sedation / General Anesthesia dentistry is most helpful for:
- Children who require major treatment
- A very anxious child
- Childrenwho have had traumatic dental experiences
- Children with a strong gag reflex
- Children who are medically compromised or have special needs