Week of procedure:
Ideally after you and your dentist have decided on proceeding with anesthesia you will get a COVID-19 test for your child. We would like to know the status of your child for the safety of staff and the patient. Although we will practice COVID-19 safe procedures regardless of known status, we can better advise you if the test is done. If your child has developed any recent respiratory tract symptoms, fever, or exposure to individuals with these symptoms we may decide it is best to delay the procedure. The pediatric dentist office will do a thorough review of symptoms and history prior to scheduling in order to screen for safety.
Day before procedure:
On the day before the procedure our anesthesiology team will contact you. Preferably one contact number will have been designated. We will confirm your child’s medical history as well as any allergies. We will verbally take you through the procedure step by step. NPO orders (not drinking or eating after midnight prior to the procedure) will be confirmed. All questions regarding monitoring, medications, safety, and post anesthesia expectations will be discussed in our phone call with you.