Hospital Operating Room Treatment w/General Anesthesia

Hospital Operating Room Treatment w/General Anesthesia

Pediatric Dental Care In an Operating Room with General Anesthesia:

Out patient in operating room with general anesthesia care is an essential option for providing medically safe dental care for some children.  Children with medical issues may need additional support to tolerate dental care safely.   If your child requires demanding dental treatment and is unable to tolerate diagnostic or preventive care safely or well, this option should be considered for the wellbeing of your child’s teeth and emotions.  Dr. McCorkle will assess your child’s capacity to tolerate dental care along with your child’s dental treatment, and will discuss all management options with you, so together, a plan most likely to be successful can be selected.  

Pediatric Dentists Are a Good Choice:

Children rarely require hospital admittance for dental health care. If your child has special needs due to a medical or emotional condition, choose a pediatric dentist who is affiliated with a local hospital.  Benefits of this type of care from Dr. McCorkle include:

  • Communication and planning with your child’s physicians and nurses.
  • Creating a unique specialized treatment plan.  
  • Anesthesia administered by anesthesia professionals dedicated to your child.
  • Additional support easily accessible from other areas of the hospital as needed.
  • Proper pediatric dental procedures and materials.
  • Working efficiently to minimize risk.
  • All treatment completed in one visit.
  • Your child will breathe from a soft mask and then the next thing your child will realize is that you are there and the treatment is done.

Dr. McCorkle understands how to assess your child’s dental, medical, and emotional needs to plan necessary procedures for toddlers, children, and those with extraordinary challenges.

Care After Sedation or Anesthesia

After sedation or a general anesthetic, it is essential to care for and monitor your child’s activities.  It is taxing for children under sedation or anesthesia, not restful.  Encourage your child to rest. Typically, most of the day, until the entire effect of the sedative or anesthetic has worn off, and monitor them as they calmly play around the house.  In as much as sedation is an option for a friendly dental visit, adequate care needs to be taken, especially after the visit. It ensures safety and minimizes risks as much as possible.

Care After Local  Anesthesia

Kids may easily cause harm to themselves without knowing.  For instance, your child may bite their tongue, lips, or cheek because of the numbness from the local anesthesia. Encourage liquids until normal feeling returns.  Then, normal healthy food can be resumed.  The dental restorations are already at full strength.