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The Safety Of Dentistry Anesthesia

Anesthesia & Dentistry

Visiting a dentist Barrie regularly is great way to enhance good dental health. During the visits, the dentist will check for any issues and advise you on how to maintain your teeth in good condition. Those with teeth and gum problems will require dental procedures. This can be small procedures like teeth cleaning or intensive ones like surgery. The dentist is required to put you to sleep when performing any intensive procedure.


You may be given general anesthesia to prevent discomfort that is associated with the procedure. With anesthesia, aesthetic dentistry Barrie becomes more comfortable for the patient. It is given only when the practitioner feels that that is the best option to complete the treatment effectively. The dental surgeon will consult with you before making a decision to put you to sleep.


Being put to sleep at the dentist’s office is totally safe. While you are asleep, your heart rate and oxygen will be monitored throughout the process. This ensures that you do not develop any problems. Care is also taken to ensure administration of the right dosage of anesthesia. The medications used are easily processed by the body thus you will comfortable and recover easily.


Why it is necessary?

  • Some procedures especially in cosmetic dentistry Barrie require comfort for the results to be effective.
  • General anesthesia makes dental operations easier for patients who are extremely anxious. The patient can be put to sleep allowing the dentist to treat the issue before it progresses.
  • In some cases, the general anesthesia may be safer for the operation compared to local anesthesia.
  • It eliminates issues such as gag reflex. This is a great benefit because many patients are sensitive to the materials used in the procedure.
  • Reports show that patients who are put to sleep do not experience discomfort.
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General anesthesia for children


General anesthesia for children is a huge concern in pediatric dentistry. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that practitioners undergo training on proper sedation, emergency and safety training before putting children to sleep for dental operations. In addition, one is required to obtain permits and licenses to administer general anesthesia to children.


If a dentist recommends anesthesia for you child consider the following:


  • Provide all the medical history, including allergies, previous illnesses, drug reactions, hospitalizations and current prescription drugs if any.
  • Inquire about feeding the child before the procedure. He or she may be required to fast for a few hours.
  • Ask the dentist about training he or she has received and the measures that are in place to ensure the safety of your child.
  • Ask how the child will be monitored before, during and after the procedure and when you go home.
  • On the day of the operation, ask someone else to drive you to the dentist so that you can keep full watch over your child.


Being put to sleep at a Barrie dentist’s office is safe. Patients love it because it helps avoid anxiety and discomfort. For dentists, it’s a good approach that ensures that the procedures they perform are safe and effective.

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J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
Nadia Chalmers
Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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