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Risks

Administering General Anesthesia in the office setting is very safe. M2 Anesthesia uses only up-to-date equipment, drugs and monitors.

General anesthesia insulates your child from the stress and discomfort associated with a surgical procedure.  It is the induction of a state of unconsciousness that allows your child to be pain free and unaware while the surgical procedure is performed.

It is vital that your child adheres to the fasting rules: Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours before the procedure.

The anesthesiologist will visit with the parents/guardians before the procedure to review your child’s medical history to make sure general anesthesia is a suitable option for your child’s dental needs.  Please ask the doctor if you have any questions or concerns at that time.

The drugs utilized are very short-acting and the younger patients may wake up grumpy. This will go away approximately within 5-10 minutes of the patient waking up.

Some children develop a croup-like barking cough post-operatively. If this occurs, run a hot steamy shower and let your child inhale this air; or take your child for a walk in the cooler night air. If at any time you become concerned that this cough is getting worse, please contact Dr. Michel, or go to your local emergency room.