When oral conscious sedation would not work well, we may recommend general anesthesia, also known as I.V. Sedation. This is an option if your child is extremely apprehensive, very young, or has special needs. It is administered in our office by a trained general anesthesiologist that comes to our office approximately once a month, specifically to do I.V. sedation. Your child is constantly monitored by the anesthesiologist, as well as a trained dental assistant, and the dentist performing the treatment. Similar to oral sedation, your child doesn’t eat or drink anything after midnight the night before treatment, then after treatment, it is a relaxing day at home. It’s important to follow the pre and post treatment instructions given to you by the dentist and treatment coordinator.