Sometimes teeth need to be treated while the child is unconscious. Particularly when young children’s teeth are seriously damaged, a general anaesthetic is the best way to eliminate tooth decay.
Parents are invited to meet with us and the anaesthetist before treatment to learn exactly what will happen. Parents also will be introduced to the anaesthesia team that will be caring for the child throughout the procedure.
After the treatment is finished, parents will be present in the room where the child will awaken. The child will remain there for up to about 1 to 1.5 hours, until the anaesthetist discharges him or her.