IV Sedation/General Anesthesia

What is General Anesthesia?

General Anesthesia is safely performed in the dental office by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and his team. All dental work is completed in one setting where the patient is asleep. The patient vital signs are monitored by the anesthesia team, and the patient is kept comfortable during dental treatment. General Anesthesia services are common in Pediatric Dentistry, just as General Anesthesia is used for patient care in tonsil removal, adenoid removal, or insertion of ear tubes by the physician.

Why is General Anesthesia needed?

Some children who have extensive dental needs are not able to safely sit for treatment using minimal sedation. In other cases, some patients have such extensive dental work that multiple sedation appointments would be necessary to complete the work. General Anesthesia is a safe and efficient way of treat extensive dental decay.
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  • Deepa Patel
    a month ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
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  • JAKE SMOKE
    2 weeks ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.
  • Heather Curry
    a month ago
    This is the BEST pediatric dentist in north county! All of the staff is so friendly and welcoming. Their office is small, but very cozy. It is extremely clean and modern and my 4 and 3 year old kids love coming here! They really take great care of their patients and do a great job
  • Sharissa Platero
    a month ago
    My son's 1st experience here was awesome! Our second visit during this pandemic was amazing! They've gone above and beyond to make it a very friendly and clean environment and I couldn't say it enough that I appreciate them so much for that. The entire staff is so wonderful! I highly recommend peak pediatric dentistry!
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Who is a candidate for General Anesthesia?

Patients who are not able to sit for dental treatment and have dental needs that are progressing are excellent candidates for dental treatment to be completed under General Anesthesia. If you think your child can benefit using General Anesthesia and want to come into the office for an exam, call us today and we can help answer all of your questions.

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