Ensuring your comfort and safety during dental procedures is our top priority. General anesthesia provides a pain-free experience, allowing you to relax throughout the treatment.
What is general anesthesia in dentistry?
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness, eliminating pain and awareness during dental procedures. It's different from local anesthesia, which numbs a specific area, or sedation, which reduces anxiety but keeps you conscious.
When is general anesthesia recommended?
General anesthesia might be recommended for:
- Extensive dental procedures or surgeries
- Patients with severe dental anxiety or phobia
- Certain dental emergencies
- Procedures that require absolute stillness, especially in children or individuals with certain medical conditions
How is general anesthesia administered?
A trained anaesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist administers the anesthetic agents, usually through inhalation or intravenous (IV) methods. Continuous monitoring ensures the patient's safety throughout the procedure.
What should I expect after receiving general anesthesia?
Post-procedure, you might feel groggy or disoriented as the anesthesia wears off. It's essential to have someone accompany you home. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or making important decisions for at least 24 hours. Follow any additional post-operative instructions provided by our team, especially if you've undergone treatments like tooth extractions or implant placements.
Ensure a Comfortable Dental Experience
Considering a procedure under general anesthesia? Reach out to our team at Palmetto Family Dental to discuss your options and ensure a safe, comfortable experience.