General Anesthesia (GA) refers to being “put to sleep”. During GA, you are unconscious.
Fast Facts About Anesthesia and Dentistry
- Dr Jackson may recommend general anesthesia to perform dental treatment only if it is needed.
- You will sleep through the procedure and have no memory of it.
- When anesthesia is needed, there are special rules for eating and drinking at home before the procedure.
- You may have some restrictions after the procedure.
- You should plan to stay at the office until the anesthesia has completely worn off and it is safe for you or our child to go home.
To keep you or your child safe and comfortable during a dental procedure, Dr Jackson might decide to use general anesthesia in the operating room. A dental anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in anesthesia for dental patients. General anesthesia may be good option to consider if the fear of the patient makes it difficult to perform dental procedures safely.
General anesthesia makes your whole body go to sleep. The patient breathes some special gas that puts them to sleep and then they are able to awake to a new smile.