If you’re having a complex dental procedure, general anesthesia makes you unconscious to prevent you from feeling pain. We are proud to keep our patients in the best state of mind during their treatments at La Cantera Dental Group.
What is General Anesthesia
Patients undergoing major surgery will need general anesthesia. This is the only form of sedation that puts you in a state of unconsciousness. You will be completely asleep during the treatment and have no memory of what happened once you wake up. A trained anesthesiologist will administer your anesthesia in a surgical center or hospital.
This option is also ideal for patients with complex medical conditions or a severe phobia of the dentist.
What are the Benefits?
We find that individuals with special needs, such as physical or mental disabilities, can often benefit from their dental treatments while under general anesthesia. It also allows patients to get more than one procedure done easily in one visit. Below are some of the other benefits of general anesthesia:
- Reduces patient awareness
- Can accomplish multiple procedures
- Provides post-surgical pain management
Recovering from General Anesthesia
The anesthetic can remain in your system for up to 24 hours, so someone should drive you home. We advise against returning to work or driving until the drugs have completely left your body. Some people also may experience back or muscle pain, chills, or fatigue after their treatment.
The side effects of most anesthesia will diminish within 24 hours.
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We prioritize your safety and comfort at La Cantera Dental Group. General anesthesia can help extremely anxious patients get through lengthy or complex dental treatments. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office today!