General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a type of sedation that uses medications to render the patient unconscious.  At our office, the medications are 'breathed in' using a mask, once the patient is asleep different medications are given by IV.  This combination of medications insures that the patient is unaware of any pain caused by surgery.  During the time the patient is anesthetized, monitors are connected to record the patient's vital signs and an airway is placed to ensure adequate oxygen supply.  Our anesthesia providers have advanced training in pediatric anesthesia and are highly skilled in their specialty. 

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation simply means sedation delivered by something you drink.  Often, a combination of a drink-type of sedative along with laughing gas (Nitrous Oxide) can be effective for anxious children over 3 years of age.  However, oral conscious sedation is not successful for all children and has its limitations.  Depending on your child's needs, the type of sedation will be determined at your first visit.