It can be scary putting your child under anesthesia. But often it’s the safest way to proceed when treating a dental ailment. Dr. Olson and John make sure that each procedure is performed safely and comfortably. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 775-461-3800 at our Carson City, Nevada, office.

If a patient has extreme difficulty receiving dental treatment, our dentist may recommend in-office general anesthesia. General anesthesia induces sleep, making it easy for our dentist and team to provide the necessary care.

General anesthetics are usually administered through inhalation or an injection into the hand or arm. We may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic during the procedure, so that our patient will wake up feeling numb after their treatment and will remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.

Our dentist may recommend general anesthesia when:

  • A child cannot relax or calm down enough to receive treatment safely
  • Oral surgery or other treatment is difficult to provide when the patient is awake
  • A patient needs extensive dental work performed in a single visit
  • A patient has special needs or a disability that limits their ability to understand directions and/or safely receive treatment

You will be provided with detailed instructions about eating and drinking both before and after your procedure, as well as instructions on post-operative care following treatment. Please follow these instructions as closely as possible.

If you have any questions about general anesthesia, please contact our office at 775-461-3800.