General Anesthesia for Children in Cibolo, TX

Safe and Effective General Anesthesia at Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that some dental procedures may require deeper sedation to ensure your child's comfort and safety. For complex treatments or highly anxious patients, we offer general anesthesia. Our experienced team, including Dr. Lauren Digioia, Dr. Joanna Ayala, Dr. Krystal Moya, and Dr. Patricia Reese, is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in a safe and controlled environment.

What is General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia involves using medication to put your child into a deep sleep, ensuring they are completely unaware and pain-free during the dental procedure. This type of sedation is administered and monitored by a licensed anesthesiologist to ensure the highest level of safety and effectiveness.


Benefits of General Anesthesia

General anesthesia provides several benefits, particularly for more complex dental treatments, including:

  • Complete Comfort: Ensures your child is completely asleep and free from pain and anxiety during the procedure.
  • Motionless Treatment: Allows the dentist to perform complex or multiple procedures without interruption.
  • Reduced Trauma: Minimizes the emotional and psychological stress associated with extensive dental treatments.

When is General Anesthesia Used?

General anesthesia is typically recommended for:

  • Extensive Dental Work: When multiple procedures are needed in one visit, such as multiple fillings, extractions, or crowns.
  • Severe Dental Anxiety: For children who are extremely fearful or anxious about dental visits.
  • Special Needs Patients: For children with special healthcare needs who may not tolerate dental procedures under local anesthesia or conscious sedation.
  • Young Children: When very young children require extensive dental work that cannot be completed with lighter sedation methods.

What to Expect with General Anesthesia

Before the Procedure

  • Pre-Anesthesia Instructions: Our team will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare your child for general anesthesia, including fasting requirements.
  • Medical Evaluation: A thorough medical evaluation will be conducted to ensure your child is a suitable candidate for general anesthesia.


During the Procedure

  • Administration: General anesthesia will be administered by a licensed anesthesiologist who will closely monitor your child’s vital signs throughout the procedure.
  • Deep Sleep: Your child will be in a deep, controlled sleep, ensuring they are unaware and comfortable during the dental treatment.
  • Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels to ensure safety.

After the Procedure

  • Recovery: Your child will be moved to a recovery area where they will be monitored until they wake up from the anesthesia.
  • Post-Procedure Care: Detailed instructions will be provided for post-procedure care, including guidelines on eating, drinking, and activity restrictions for the rest of the day.
  • Follow-Up: A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to ensure proper healing and address any concerns.

Serving Cibolo and Surrounding Areas

We are proud to serve the families of Cibolo, Schertz, Selma, Universal City, Garden Ridge, and Northcliffe. At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 361-2228. Let us help your child have a pleasant and stress-free dental experience!

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