General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. Our office works closely with an anesthesiologist who uses a variety of medications to provide general anesthesia for patients who are nervous, fearful or anxious of dental treatment.We provide sleep dentistry for patients of all ages in a dedicated general anesthesia operatory with a Type A facility permit. General anesthesia may be ideal for children with extensive dental needs who are extremely uncooperative, fearful or anxious, or for the very young, who do not understand how to cope in a co-operative fashion.
Your dentist will prescribe a sedative you should take an hour prior to your appointment. If you have a higher level of dental anxiety, the doctor may prescribe an oral sedative to be taken at home one hour before bed as well. You will need to have a ride to and from your appointment. Patients receiving oral sedation are not permitted to drive for at least 24 hours following their appointment.