Our team at Deer Creek Children's Dentistry is pleased to offer operating rooms at Primary Children’s Hospital and other surgical centers for our patients who require surgery or other extensive treatments. In these facilities, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Hadley, and Dr. White can administer general anesthesia that will help your child remain relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. Our pediatric dentists and team are highly trained to administer sedation and monitor your child to ensure that they remain safe and pain-free through the procedure. For more information about how your child can receive operation room general anesthesia in Heber City, Utah, we invite you to contact us at 435-315-3080 and set up an appointment to meet with our pediatric dentists.

General anesthesia is a strong form of sedation that will put your child to sleep during their treatment. We may recommend this type of sedation in order to help make it safer for our pediatric dentists to perform complex and potentially uncomfortable treatments. Your child will be unconscious during the treatment, so they will not be able to move or to feel any pain. This makes it a more relaxing and comfortable experience for your child, as well as making it easier and safer for our doctors to perform the needed treatment.

Our dentists may suggest general anesthesia for a variety of reasons. We will be certain to discuss these reasons with the child’s parent or legal guardian before any anesthesia is administered. General anesthesia may be a good choice for your child if your child:

  • Has difficulty relaxing enough for a procedure to be safely and properly completed
  • Requires advanced or complex treatment such as root canal therapy or oral surgery, which may not be tolerable without sedation
  • Needs to receive multiple treatments in a single appointment
  • Has a disability that limits their ability to be properly treated in the dental chair

While our doctors are trained in providing several forms of sedation, we will bring in a professional anesthesiologist if needed to ensure that your child receives the highest possible level of care. To learn more about general anesthesia and to find out if this is a good option for your child, please contact our office today.