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following forms below should be downloaded and read carefully
and completely. If the forms have not been mailed to you,
they may be printed and brought to the appointment. Please
follow all instructions and guidelines carefully, any divergence
will decrease the safety of the procedure.
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GOING TO SLEEP FOR DENTAL TREATMENT
Intravenous Anesthesia enables:
• Safe and controlled dental treatment
• No memory of any treatment
• Multiple appointments can be condensed into one session
• No emotional trauma from going to the Dentist
• Hospital like conditions and monitoring
BENEFITS OF I.V. SEDATION/GENERAL ANESTHESIA
PERFORMED BY THE DENTAL ANESTHESIOLOGIST
A Dentist Anesthesiologist is a person who has completed
Dental School and a Residency in Dental Anesthesia. There
are currently 7 two-year programs in the country that offer
this training. DA’s trained in the two year programs
not only have experience in sedating patients during dental
procedures, but also have performed in a the hospital operating
room setting for various dental and medical procedures. Our
two years of training allows us to perfect and finesse the
Sedation techniques to allow the patient to safely receive
dental treatment. We are trained to prevent, recognize and
treat any and all possible complication.
Oral Sedation is performed by any Dentist trained in techniques
and complications of oral sedation. Although most oral medications
are effective to help most people become sedated and less
fearful, there is no way to accurately predict the specific
effects. The dose of the oral medication is based on the average
person. There is no “factoring in” of previous
medication experiences (i.e. chronic use of pain medications),
any history of decreased liver or kidney function, or cardiovascular
status. The typical medication is administered 60 to 120 minutes
prior to the procedure and the effects may last from 5 to
70 hours. The medication may have no effect, provide mild
sedation, unexpected deep sedation or conversely, agitation.
If it is your first time taking any oral medication to help
you through your dental treatment, I strongly recommend that
you arrive early and take it in the office so that any ill
effects can be recognized and treated immediately.
I.V. Sedation/General Anesthesia is performed by a trained
Dentist Anesthesiologist. After an Intra Venous line is established,
medications are delivered through the line to the specific
needs of the patient. The action of the medications is safe,
immediate, accurate and predictable. The medications will
be administered slowly and cautiously without any set dosing
to allow the anesthesia to be specific to the needs of each
individual patient. A great advantage is that there is no
memory of the procedure. Multiple procedures and multiple
appointments can be completed in one session without the risk
of emotional trauma. Newly developed medications tailored
for the needs of dental procedures make I.V. Sedation/General
Anesthesia safer than ever before. With an Anesthesiologist
experienced with working with all levels of sedation, the
patient's dental treatment becomes effortless and without
memory. The complexity and safety of the patient during the
sedation is the responsibility of the Anesthesiologist and
the Dentist is free to concentrate on the dental procedures.
Efficiency increases and precision is achieved.
Monitoring and emergency equipment are always present for
both types of procedures.
You are encouraged to ask questions. Please feel free.