Anesthesia administered by MD Anesthesiologists
Operating room experienced pediatric and general dentists
Licensed dental assistants and pediatric nurses
Surgery center designed for dentistry
We can treat most patients within 1 to 3 weeks
We work with most insurances, including Healthy Kids Dental
We accommodate non-English speaking patients through bilingual staff and translation services
We provide safe sedation for pediatric patients
Our pediatric team provides a relaxed, trauma-free experience for your child
How does the process work?
Referred by Dentist
After your dentist has refered you to Daydreams (or you have contacted us directly), we will call you to set an appointment for an exam.
Most patients require an exam prior to treatment to ensure they are a candidate for anesthesia and to establish a treatment plan.
Upon arrival, patients enter preoperative care. Treatment typically lasts 1-2 hours. Following treatment, the patient moves to recovery where pediatric nurses monitor recovery (at least 30 minutes) and reunite them with their families.
Return to Dentist
The patient can return to their main dental home for any regularly scheduled appointments.
Preparing your child for general anesthesia:
You should expect your visit to take between 2 to 5 hours. Please plan accordingly.
Do Not Eat
Patients must not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before their procedure. If you child has not fasted, we WILL NOT be able to treat them.
Change of Clothes
Please bring an extra change of clothes for your child in case of an accident.
Sometimes we are unable to know exact treatment needs until your child is sedated, which can affect how long each procedure will take. As a result, your child may be seen sooner or later than expected.
This is Surgery
It is important for us to give each surgery the time and attention it requires.
We will not rush the care of another child, just as we would never rush the care of your child.
If your child is sick on the day of the procedure, or has congestion in the lungs or throat, please call to determine whether their treatment will need to be rescheduled.
Do Not Brush
Do not brush your child’s teeth the morning of the procedure.
We encourage you to bring toys or games to keep your child, and any other children, entertained while waiting for the completion of the procedure.
What insurances do you accept?
We work with most insurances, including Healthy Kids Dental. Contact us for specific insurance inquiries.
Will my child be completely asleep?
Yes. Medical anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia and monitor your child while they are completely asleep.
Are parents allowed in the room for the procedure?
No. Only dental and medical staff are allowed in the operating room. Parents should accompany their child prior to the procedure.
Does the parent/guardian need to remain at Daydreams during the procedure?
Yes. Questions about the patient’s dental or health care needs may arise during the procedure. The parent or guardian is needed to answer these questions and make important decisions.
Are siblings or other children allowed to attend the appointment?
Yes. Siblings or other children may attend the appointment. But remember, this is a clinical setting and the procedure may last 2 to 5 hours. Keep this in mind when deciding who to bring to the procedure.