If your child requires an involved dental procedure such as surgery, they will need to be treated under general anesthesia. We might also recommend general anesthesia for patients who have challenges with cooperation, are extremely fearful or anxious, have special healthcare needs, or are too young to understand how to cope with dental treatment. General anesthesia is a safe procedure.
In these cases, dental treatment is performed at the Children’s National Medical Center, where a trained pediatric anesthesiologist will put your child to sleep and allow us to complete all of your child’s dental work in one visit.
A pediatrician will need to give your child a physical before any procedure that requires general anesthesia.