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Advantages

  • Significant pain control / general anesthesia
  • Complete control of gag reflexes
  • Not reversible (comfortable ride home)
  • Able to manage complex medical issues
  • Complete control the level of sedation achieved for a given patient
  • Can be combined with oral sedation

Disadvantages

  • Medical risk
  • Difficult access for routine care
  • Excessive for short / easy procedures
  • Prior arrangements (Anesthesiologist, OR time, empty stomach & ride home)
  • Cost: $3000.00 – 10,000.00 per visit

Best For 

  • Patients with complex medical issues
  • Patients who are unable to cooperate with treatment
  • Overwhelmingly fearful patients
  • Patients with a grossly hyperactive gag reflex
  • Patients who have had bad reactions to/with local anesthesia
  • Very long, extensive or difficult procedures
  • When comfort is unavailable by other means