I.V. Sedation is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs that would not work well under nitrous oxide. Dr. Bayless performs the dental treatment in our office with the child anesthetized under I.V. sedation, which is administered and monitored by an anesthesiologist.
Dr. M.H. Sadeghi, D.D.S. has been practicing anesthesia since 1995 and working beside Dr. Bayless since 2000. Dr. Sadeghi is a fully trained and qualified dental anesthesiologist with extensive training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in pediatric anesthesia and anesthesia for head and neck surgeries. Dr. Sadeghi administers the anesthetics,continuously monitors vital functions with the state of the art anesthesia monitors, and maintains patient comfort throughout the dental procedure. You may also visit Dr.Sadeghi’s website at: www.drsadeghianesthesia.com for additional information.
Prior to your appointment:
- Please notify us of any change in your child’s health and/or medical condition. Please call us if your child is experiencing a fever, ear infection or cold. Should your child become ill, Dr. Sadeghi will make the final call to postpone the appointment.
- You must tell Dr.Bayless and Dr.Sadeghi of any drugs that your child is currently taking and any drug reactions and/or change in medical history.
- You will receive a phone call from Dr.Sadeghi the week-end prior to your child’s procedure. Please make sure to check your messages and return his call. Dr. Sadeghi will be reviewing your child’s health and procedure with you. If you have changed your phone number please contact Dr. Bayless’ office to update your information.
- Please dress your child in comfortable clothing. Clothing should be two pieces (top and bottom) with short sleeves. Also, bring in an extra pair of clothing. If your child is still in a diaper or pull-up please have your child wear one and bring in an extra one.
- Bring in your child’s favorite blanket if they have one.
- Make sure that your child goes to the bathroom prior to their procedure. One adult should accompany your child during this process to make sure there is no food and water digested.
- Your child should not have milk or solid food after midnight the night prior to the scheduled procedure and clear liquids ONLY (water, apple juice, Gatorade) for up to 6 hours prior to the appointment.
- The child should be accompanied home from their appointment with two responsible people in the car.
After the sedation appointment:
- Your child will be drowsy and will need to be monitored very closely. Parents are encouraged to stay with your child.
- If your child wants to sleep, place them on their side with their chin up. Wake your child every hour and encourage them to have something to drink in order to prevent dehydration. At first it is best to give your child sips of clear liquids to prevent nausea. The first meal should be light and easily digestible. Do not try to “force” your child to eat or drink.
- If your child vomits, help them bend over and turn their head to the side to insure that they do not inhale the vomit.
- We advise that you keep your child home from school the day after their procedure.
- Remember that following any anesthetic, your child must be carefully observed for the remainder of the day.
- Do not hesitate to call Dr.Bayless or Dr. Sadeghi to discuss any post-anesthetic concerns that you may have.