401 GREGORY LANE, SUITE 236, PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523 / PH (925) 363-4200
May Hayder, DDS & Bessma Hayder, DDS
Board-Certified Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry
General anesthesia may be helpful for children who need extensive dental treatment, and who may be too young or too anxious to cooperate for treatment otherwise. An anesthesiologist can give your child medications to help them safely fall asleep, while Dr. Hayder completes the dental treatment they need. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry indicates that general anesthesia can be used safely and effectively when administered by an appropriately trained individual in an appropriately equipped facility. Dr. Hayder strictly adheres to guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in recommending general anesthesia to children who may benefit from it. She recommends this option if she feels no other alternative to complete treatment would be equally effective. Dr. Hayder works closely with a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure treatment is completed safely.