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General Anesthesia-Sedation Dentistry:

 Excellent choice for:

  • Patients in good overall health
  • Overwhelmingly fearful patients
  • Patients who have had bad reactions to/with local anesthesia
  • Patients who are impossible to get numb
  • Patients with a grossly hyperactive gag reflex
  • Very long, difficult/extensive procedures
  • When comfort is important
  • When predictable sedation is essential

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    Advantages

    • Significant pain control
    • Significant sedation/general anesthesia
    • Complete control of gag reflexes
    • Not reversible (comfortable ride home)
    • Complete control the level of sedation, very predictable comfort
    • Can be combined with oral sedation for a comfortable ride to the office

     

    Disadvantages:

    • Medical risk
    • Prior arrangements (Anesthesiologist, empty stomach & ride home)
    • Patient must be in good overall health
    • Cost: $1000.00 – 2000.00 per visit