Sedating a child

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Health problems from diseases of the tonsils and adenoids are among the most common problems in the pediatric population.

Sore throats, upper respiratory infections and associated diseases of the ear account for the greatest number of visits in most pediatric practices.

In reality, though, modern anesthesia is extremely safe.

For example, during the placement of ear tubes, even the smallest degree of motion could result in permanent damage to the ear. Can you just use the smallest amount of anesthesia possible, or just some sedation?

This can actually be more dangerous than general anesthesia.

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