It Takes Two

If your child is scheduled to undergo dental treatment under general anesthesia, you might be wondering how this will play out. We see a good number of parents who are anxious about the possible outcomes especially when they read the news or see stories on TV that report the potential complications of general anesthesia.

Avenue PD is happy to work closely with a qualified team of board certified medical anesthesiologists. What this means is that any child we take to the operating room will be sedated by an experienced physician specifically trained to administer general anesthesia. This is very different from operator-anesthesia. Operator-anesthesia is a model where the dentist is also the individual who administers the anesthetic (one person doing two jobs). Dr. Perusini does not subscribe to this model because he feels that it is better to have two people working together to ensure the best outcome for their patients (i.e., the anesthesiologist focuses intensely on the sedation while the dentist focuses diligently on the dentistry).

If your child is scheduled to undergo dental treatment under general anesthesia, and you have concerns, please do not hesitate to give our office a call so that we can answer your questions.

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