Caregivers are advised to finish kids’meal/feeding 3 hours before the appointment. Due to the nature of dentistry, gag reflex is often found even during checkup or cleaning. It is likely children come in with full stomach will encounter aspiration pneumonia if kids become gaggy and vomit.
We also encourage children go to bathroom before they sit in dental chair. Kids tend to go to bathroom more often under stress. Once treatment is initiated, we need to complete in a timely fashion before local anesthesia wears off (if needed) or little ones out of patience. Going to bathroom before treatment will help tremendously with the flow and reassure children are able to sit a while longer for designated dental work.
Conscious sedation and general anesthesia
* Your child must be on an empty stomach from 12am the night before your appointment. A tiny bit of clear fluids are allowed up to 3 hours prior to your appointment.
* If your child has a cold, fever or ear infection, please inform us the day before for evaluation whether to reschedule your appointment is deemed necessary.
* Please dress your child in loose fitting and comfortable clothing.
*Parent or caregiver is advised not to leave our office while the child is receiving dental treatment.
*Keep our office up to date with any drugs your child is taking currently and/or any drug reactions and change of medical history.