General Anesthesia

 

Woodbridge Kids has been providing sedation and general anesthesia dentistry in the Woodbridge area for over 10 years.

If your child finds dental treatment frightening or stressful and becomes anxious and cannot be still long enough for the dentist to treat them, sometimes the best solution is to let your child sleep through it.

At Woodbridge Kids Dentistry, we call this general anesthesia Pediatric Care Asleep. We care about your child’s comfort during dental procedures.

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, call us today at 905-264-1543.

What is Pediatric Care Asleep?

Pediatric Care Asleep (Dentistry Asleep) is an option for children to receive comfortable treatment by placing them completely asleep. It uses a mixture of medications and is administered by a Medical Anesthetist.For some children, this will allow them to complete the entirety of their dental treatment in a single visit.

Who Can Benefit from Pediatric Care Asleep?

If your child requires extensive treatment that requires separate appointments, if your child is extremely frightened or has extreme fear of the dentist, the team at Woodbridge Kids may evaluate your child as a good candidate for Pediatric Care Asleep.

Pediatric Care Asleep will allow your child to receive quality dental care while eliminating the sensations, sounds and discomforts that compounds their anxiety and fear. The reduction in stresses can make dental treatment safer, especially if your child has a pre-existing medical condition. Your child’s old anxious experiences will be replaced with new, pleasant ones. Transforming the way they feel about visiting the dentist.

If you were to wait for general anesthesia in a hospital setting, you may be on a waiting list of 8 to 12 months, during which time your child would experience pain and abscesses. Even worse, your child’s treatment needs may be increased since cavities progress very rapidly in baby teeth. A benefit of choosing Woodbridge Kids Dentistry is that our facility is able to provide general anesthesia with a much shorter wait time.

What Makes Woodbridge Kids Dentistry A Good Choice For Pediatric Care Asleep?

Woodbridge Kids Dentistry is certified by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) to provide General Anesthesia and Sedation services. Woodbridge Kids Dentistry is a complete pediatric dental specialty care center that includes a general anesthesia specific operating room, dental treatment operatories, and a surgical recovery room for post-operative patients.

The Woodbridge Kids Dentistry team includes the services of a medical anesthetist for the purpose of all deep sedation and/or anesthesia that our treasured patients may require.

 Is Pediatric Care Asleep Safe For My Child?

Receiving Pediatric Care Asleep at Woodbridge Kids Dentistry is just as safe as having the procedure performed at a hospital. The Woodbridge Kids Dentistry team consists of  skilled specialty Pediatric Dentists, Medical Anesthetist, Nurse(s), Chairside Dental Assistant(s), Hygienists and experienced l support staff who facilitate the treatment to our valued patients.

Our staff of caring and qualified professionals is dedicated to providing optimal care before, during and after your child’s procedure. Anything less wouldn’t live up to our high standards.

 What Will Happen at the Consultation Appointment?

  • At the consultation appointment we will assess your child’s needs and obtain details from you about his or her general health, along with medical and dental history (if one exists).
  • The Woodbridge Kids Dentistry treatment coordinator will discuss your  child’s treatment plan as well as any sedation/general anesthesia options that may be indicated.
  • During this time, we will discuss any such pre-operative protocols as are indicated. Woodbridge Kids Dentistry will provide an estimate for the cost of your child’s treatment and prepare the appropriate insurance forms.

Should you have any questions about any step of this process, please ask! Our team believes that a well informed patient family is the best type! Call us at 905-464-1543.

What is Required to Prepare for Pediatric Care Asleep?

If your child is chosen to take part in our Pediatric Care Asleep option, you will be given a printed, detailed general anesthesia package that includes a pre-operative check-list that you MUST follow.

In particular, your child must not eat or drink anything for eight hours prior to treatment.

If your child becomes ill (fever, infection, etc) before their surgery date, please inform us in case we need to reschedule the surgery date.

After approximately 8 hours, most children return to feeling normal. A short, post-operative appointment will be booked for a time period of one week after surgery. Please feel free to ask questions at any of these appointments.

 What is the Cost of Pediatric Care Asleep?

The cost of Pediatric Care Asleep depends on the length of your child’s treatment and the type of treatment required. Many insurance plans reimburse a portion of the costs associated with this kind of dental care.

 What will the Insurance Cover?

At the consultation appointment, the knowledgeable Woodbridge Kids Dentistry Office Staff will submit an estimate to your insurance company. The insurance company will respond to YOU by mail with an explanation of benefits regarding your coverage for treatment.

While we cannot speak for your insurance company, it generally takes 4-6 weeks to receive a response from the insurance company. Our office will not receive the explanation of benefits, as it will go directly to your home.

The world of insurance is confusing. Please allow us to assist you in understanding your child’s dental coverage. If you have any questions, contact us at905-464-1543.

What is the Payment Policy?

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required in order to secure an appointment time for your child’s dental care. This deposit, while non-refundable, will be applied toward the cost of the dental treatment.

A minimum of one week before your child’s surgery appointment, all the costs of treatment must be paid in full.

The treatment plan is an estimate only and if more treatment is required at the time of surgery an additional fee amount will be billed. In this case, you will be responsible for the additional fees on the day of surgery. If treatment is less than the estimate, we will refund the overage, promptly.

On the surgery date, if there are any additional changes in the treatment plan, you will be informed before the treatment has begun.

Our knowledgeable Office Staff will work with you in coordinating your insurance benefits.

 

Contact our office for an appointment today. 905-464-1543.