General Anesthesia

in Burlington, ON

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Soothing Dentistry with General Anesthesia

Sleep dentistry, also known as general anesthesia in dentistry, is a specialized technique used to provide a deep state of sedation during dental procedures. It allows patients to undergo extensive dental treatments or surgeries while being completely unconscious and pain-free.

What is General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry)?

Sleep dentistry involves the administration of general anesthesia to induce a state of unconsciousness, allowing patients to sleep throughout the dental procedure. It is typically used for patients with dental phobia, severe anxiety, or those who require complex or lengthy dental treatments.

How Does General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry) Work?

During a sleep dentistry procedure, a qualified anesthesiologist or dental anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia medication intravenously or through inhalation. The anesthesia puts the patient into a deep sleep, rendering them unconscious and completely unaware of the dental procedure taking place.
While under general anesthesia, the patient’s vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, are closely monitored by the anesthesiologist and a dedicated anesthesia team. The dental procedure is then performed by the dentist, who focuses on the necessary treatments while ensuring patient safety and comfort.

Benefits of
General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is sleep dentistry safe?

Sleep dentistry is generally considered safe when administered by qualified dental professionals and experienced anesthesiologists. They closely monitor the patient’s vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure their safety.

How long does the effect of general anesthesia last?

The duration of general anesthesia varies depending on the specific medication used and the individual patient. The anesthesia will be adjusted to maintain the desired level of sedation throughout the dental procedure.

Will I feel any pain during the dental procedure under general anesthesia?

No, general anesthesia ensures that you are completely unconscious and pain-free during the dental procedure. It provides a deep level of sedation, eliminating any pain or discomfort.

Will I have any memory of the dental procedure under general anesthesia?

No, one of the benefits of general anesthesia is that it induces a state of complete unconsciousness, often resulting in no memory of the dental procedure.

To schedule your sleep dentistry (general anesthesia) appointment with Dr. Zemskova, kindly complete the form below. Dr. Zemskova will thoroughly evaluate your oral health, address any specific concerns you may have, and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to meet your individual needs. Taking the first step towards optimal dental care is crucial, so don’t hesitate to schedule your sleep dentistry appointment today. Our dedicated team is here to guide you on your journey towards a healthy and beautiful smile.