At West Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we are pleased to be able to provide comfortable and safe circumstances for all of our patients. If your child requires surgery or extensive treatment, Dr. Bailey and Dr. JD are privileged to have operating rooms available at Primary Children’s Hospital and other surgical centers. In these facilities, we can administer general anesthesia to help your child receive pain-free treatment. For more information about how we use operation room general anesthesia in Taylorsville, Utah, and to schedule your child’s appointment, please feel free to contact us at 801-417-8080 today!

General anesthesia is a stronger sedative that will put your child to sleep during their treatment. Typically, this type of sedation is administered to for more extensive or more complex and potentially painful treatments. When your child receives general anesthesia, they will be unconscious, which means they will not be able to feel any pain or move around during a procedure. This can make any treatment easier and safer for our pediatric dentists to perform, and more relaxing and comfortable for your child.

General anesthesia may be used for a variety of reasons. Before any anesthesia is administered, however, our dentists will discuss these reasons with a parent or legal guardian to ensure that consent is provided. Some of the most common reasons for general anesthetic include when your child:

  • Cannot relax enough for treatment to be properly and safely performed
  • Requires advanced treatments, or extensive treatment, that may be intolerable without being asleep
  • Patients who are young that need to receive full mouth dentistry in one appointment
  • Has any special needs that limit their ability to be properly treated in the dental chair

If your child requires general anesthesia, our pediatric dentists and team are trained to administer this sedative and will monitor your child throughout their treatment. In some cases, we may bring in a professional anesthesiologist, depending on your child’s circumstances. If you have questions about your child receiving general anesthesia as part of their dental care, please call or visit us today.