At Lakeside Dental Surgery Center, we offer general anesthesia services to our patients, under supervision by a licensed and board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist. Our general anesthesia services are provided in our state-of-the-art operating rooms, which are designed to meet the highest standards of safety and comfort. Our anesthesiologist and anesthesia care team will work closely with your child’s dentist to determine if general anesthesia is necessary and safe for the patient’s dental procedure. Patients who are unable to receive dental work safely chairside, or who experience dental anxiety, can benefit from our general anesthesia service.

During the procedure, our Jacksonville, FL anesthesia care team will continuously monitor the patient to ensure that they remain safe and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. After the procedure, patients are carefully monitored in one of our individual recovery rooms until they are ready to be discharged. We prioritize our patients’ well-being and aim to ensure a safe and positive experience at Lakeside Dental Surgery Center. 

What Is General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia is a medically induced state of unconsciousness that allows patients to undergo surgery or other procedures without experiencing discomfort. It is a powerful medication that is administered intravenously or through a breathing mask. 

This type of anesthesia ensures that the patient is completely unaware of their surroundings and does not remember the procedure. It is commonly used for more invasive dental operations or for patients who may have difficulty cooperating or remaining still during treatment.

How Does It Work?

General anesthesia works by affecting the central nervous system, making the patient unconscious and unresponsive to uncomfortable sensations. The anesthesia care team uses a combination of medications, including sedatives and muscle relaxants, to achieve the desired level of anesthesia. 

These medications are carefully administered and adjusted based on the patient’s weight, age, and medical history. Throughout the procedure, our pediatric anesthesiologist continuously monitors the patient’s vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, to ensure their safety.

Will My Child Need General Anesthesia?

The decision to use general anesthesia depends on several factors, including the type and complexity of the dental procedure, the child’s age, medical history, and level of anxiety or fear. Our anesthesiologist and team will work with your child’s dentist to evaluate each case individually and recommend the most appropriate course of action. General anesthesia is typically considered when other sedation options are insufficient or when a patient is unable to tolerate dental treatment while conscious.

At Lakeside Dental Surgery Center, our team members are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort for our patients. We understand that undergoing a dental procedure can be stressful, especially for children, and we strive to make the experience as safe and positive as possible. From our board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist to our skilled team of pediatric professionals, you can trust that your child’s well-being is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring a comfortable and successful experience during every procedure at our facility. 

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