There are circumstances where a child’s treatment needs, anxiety levels and or fears exceed what is safe to be conducted in the office setting with other behavior guidance modifications. In these circumstances, it is the standard of care to treat a patient under a general anesthesia setting. Dr. Cantu and Dr. Balkos are board certified pediatric dentists who have active hospital privileges. If this is the mode of treatment that is necessary, your child will be treated at a Methodist outpatient facility or hospital depending on his or her medical history.
During general anesthesia treatment the anesthesia is administered by a medical anesthesiologist and a staff of registered nurses and anesthesia technologists. In most cases you and your patient will be released home the same day as the procedure. It is extremely important that at the dental appointment you provide a complete and updated medical history so we can make preparations to make this visit as safe and comfortable for you and your children as possible. Drs. Cantu and Balkos will be happy to discuss any questions over general anesthesia during your dental appointment. A general anesthesia consult can also be requested to have an undisturbed discussion without any distractions if desired.
Double Row of Teeth – Shark Teeth
My Child has a Bruise on their Gum?
This is a picture of a fractured tooth from an injury. When an injury like this happens to a permanent tooth, time is important for treatment to take place.
Notice the three layers of the tooth shown in this picture and compare and make mention of the comparison when calling for your child’s emergency.