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Sedation FAQ

Which patient benefit most from general anesthesia?

Children with a great deal of fear and anxiety, patients with special needs, or due to age or maturity are unable to cooperate with dental treatment in the office. Usually these patients require extensive dental work which if done in the office under simply local anesthesia may well put the patient’s mental and physical well-being at risk and jeopardize the quality of final work. This method allows the patient to complete treatment unconsciously in a comfortable, non-threatening and caring environment.

Why should my child’s baby teeth be fixed? Won’t they just fall out?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions when a patient is recommended to have deep sedation performed. Primary teeth will eventually fall out, though not as early as many people think. Front teeth will start to fall out at about age 6-8 years old, but your child’s molars will not come out until your child is 11 or 12 years old. For more information about dental eruption please click here to view the American Dental Association tooth eruption chart. 



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