What Is General Anesthesia?
Children may develop serious, potentially
painful dental diseases that can have lifelong
consequences. Without treatment, dental disease
can adversely affect learning, communication,
nutrition and other activities necessary for
normal growth and development. These children
may require extensive dental work requiring
the patient to be cooperative and still for the
dentist. Many children have anxiety or are too
young to cooperate at the dentistís office. The
fear of pain, the sound of drilling or even brief
separations from parents can be frightening.
For these children, general anesthesia allows
the dentist to complete the necessary dental
care safely and efficiently, while minimizing
fear and ensuring cooperation. When a child
(or person of any age) needs extensive dental
treatment, general anesthesia may be required.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,
American Dental Association, and the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services
support this standard.
General anesthesia is a profound sleep during which children are unconcious, do not remember and do not feel pain. When a child is under general anesthesia, the dentist can work quickly and eficianetly.
Who Is Dr. Trautman
Dr. Trautman is an expert in regional anesthesia
(blocks and injections). He has extensive
experience with outpatient and ambulatory
surgery as well as hospital-based inpatient
surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Trautman has worked
with the very old to the very young and with
Office-Based Dental Anesthesia he is able to
bring safe, state-of-the-art anesthesia to