Dr. Leina Srour is providing quality pediatric dentistry dedicated to the total oral health and comfort of your children in a fun, gentle, and positive environment. The special psychological approach will make your child feel welcome and comfortable. At the end of the visit your child will be LOVING the dentist.
Sedation & General Anesthesia for children (Dr. Leina Srour)
- Why would a child need sedation or general anesthesia just to have teeth fixed?
- Unfortunately, many children suffer from serious, potentially painful dental diseases. Unlike such health conditions as colds or flu, dental diseases won't go away on their own. When treatment is required for a serious dental condition, sedation or general anesthesia may be recommended to make delivery of that required treatment possible in a safe and comfortable manner. Without treatment dental diseases can adversely affect, learning, communication, nutrition and other activities necessary for normal growth and development.
- Is there a safer, less risky way to treat a child's teeth?
- When a child (or a person of any age with a disability) needs extensive dental treatment, general anesthesia is an accepted standard of care. This standard is supported by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Medical Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. General anesthesia is also an accepted standard of care for situations involving children who have limited comprehension or children who are extremely uncooperative and require dental care that is technically difficult or sensitive to deliver.
- How are pediatric dentists making sure sedation and anesthesia are safe?
- Dr. Leina Srour is carefully trained in the safe administration of sedation as part of its specialty education. This advanced education includes practice experience in a hospital environment.
- Have any children been injured from complications of sedation or anesthesia while under a pediatric dentist's care?
- Pediatric dentists have an extensive safety record in sedation procedures. At this time, we are not aware of a single case of morbidity or mortality in a pediatric dental office when the AAPD Guidelines have been followed conscientiously.
- Is it likely that a child under sedation or anesthesia will suffer serious complications or die while under a pediatric dentist's care?
- Dental treatment requiring general anesthesia in a hospital environment poses similar risks to those inherent in any surgical procedure for children. The mortality rate for children undergoing general surgery procedures is one in 250,000.
- To avoid risks of dental surgery for your child, make sure your child won't need it. The earlier your child sees a pediatric dentist, the better your chances of preventing dental problems. Pediatric dentists recommend first dental visits no later than the child's first birthday in order to prevent serious oral conditions that may require complicated treatment later on.
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