What is the purpose of a dental surgery center?
A dental surgery center offers a hospital-like setting for doctors to perform complex dental procedures while patients are under general anesthesia in a safe, controlled environment. A medicare certified and JCAHO accredited facility is held to significantly higher safety standards than a normal office.
Why does my child need a referral prior to scheduling a consultation?
Why do I need a consultation?
Why would a child need general anesthesia just to have teeth fixed?
- Young children who need significant dental work.
- Children who are afraid and experience severe anxiety. These patients will also struggle to sit in a dental chair, and their fear of the dentist will likely increase if procedures are performed while they are awake.
- Patients who have special needs. These children may also be unable to remain still or may have anxiety.
What kind of training do the doctors have?
How long does it take?
How do I prepare my children for their appointment?
Why can't my child eat or drink before surgery?
The safest way for your child to receive anesthesia is on an empty stomach. Eating or drinking after the restricted times given to you will cause the cancellation of your child’s surgery.
What if my child has a cold or is exposed to a disease before surgery?
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