What is anesthesia and why do I need it?
General anesthesia is when medications are given to induce a deep sleep while a patient has a procedure. This allows your dentist or doctor to perform longer, more complex procedures without dividing their attention between the procedure and sedation safety. Patients who are having procedures that are stressful, painful, or take a significant amount of time often benefit from anesthesia. Additionally, patients with physical, emotional, or developmental differences may benefit. Your dentist will be able to tell you if they recommend anesthesia for you or your child.