It is unfortunate that cavities, along with other dental diseases, are a reality in children. Sometimes these dental diseases may be causing pain or have the potential to do so. Often, they will not go away on their own. If left untreated, these dental diseases may have a negative impact on learning, communication, nutrition, and other activities necessary for healthy growth and development.
Often, children can be treated in the dental chair, but sometimes a general anesthesia may be recommended to make delivery of dental treatment possible in a safe and comfortable manner.
Dentistry under general anesthesia may be recommended for a child if they:
If your child requires dental treatment under general anesthesia, we will schedule you a consultation appointment at our Grande Prairie office. During the consultation, you will meet with the dental team. They will develop a treatment plan, go over all necessary paper work, consent forms and any special instructions. At this time they are able to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental treatment and scheduling.
Please allow a minimum of 45 minutes of your time for the consultation.
To learn more about caring for children’s teeth, visit our Children’s Dental Health page.