General Anesthesia is a form of sedation administered at a hospital that uses medication to put your child in a deep sleep. During this time, your child will be completely unaware of their treatment and have no memory of it afterward. It is not commonly used, but will be recommended to perform dental treatment if a procedure cannot otherwise be performed safely, the child has a condition which limits cooperation or the ability to follow instructions, the child needs a lengthy treatment, the child needs more complex dental treatment or oral surgery.
General anesthetic requires more intensive preparation before the treatment and a longer period of recovery after the treatment
New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Cherish Im has hospital privileges with Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center where she serves as an Attending Pediatric Dentist and instructor for residents. Working alongside an anesthesiologist, Dr. Cherish Im will perform dental treatment with care and excellence.