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General anesthetic involves the use of sedative agents, administered by an experienced medical anesthesiologist, to place your child asleep during the dental treatment. It may be recommended for any of several reasons, some of which are listed below:
- a young and pre-cooperative age
- moderate to high levels of anxiety and nervousness regarding dental treatment
- presence of a medically compromising condition
- extensive dental treatment needs, including early childhood decay
The presence of any of the aforementioned reasons may make it difficult, if not impossible, for your child to cooperate and allow for treatment to be completed in a safe and effective manner in the dental office setting. The ultimate goal is to maintain a positive dental experience for your child, while simultaneously accomplishing the best possible treatment.
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