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.