Sorry, totally forgot to come back! Anyway, my experience with versed and my daughter was a disaster. She was more anxious with the versed than if she had nothing. She hated the "out of control" feeling, and it took forever to get her to drink the medicine. While general anesthesia has risks, the studies shown involve kids that are already dealing with severe medical problems. In addition, while under GA, the dentist could fully examine, x-ray and clean her teeth, and fill any other teeth that have issues before becoming full blown cavaties. My DD just had dental surgery as well (she is 5). She did great. No pain afterwards at all. She had to have a tooth pulled, several caps placed, and it healed fine. She remembers nothing from the surgery.