Who requires dental sedation services?
Dental sedation has helped bridge the gap that existed between patients in need and dentists unable to overcome barriers to fear/anxiety. Pediatric patients no longer need to be restrained for prolonged periods and experience the often-traumatizing visits needed for dental treatment. Patients with special needs can now have comprehensive care in one visit. Any dental phobia at all: needles, drills, sounds, gag reflex, no longer will stand in the way of obtaining your necessary dental care.
Is anesthesia safe?
Anesthesia has advanced greatly since its first use by a dentist in 1846. Safety is our utmost concern with all of our patients. It is our expectation to have our patients safely asleep and more importantly, safely awake. All safety equipment is on hand and the dentist-anesthesiologist will never leave the room with a sleeping patient. We take extensive preoperative medical information before any anesthetic agents are given to avoid any hazardous situations. The doctor continues his care after the dental procedure is complete and stays until the patient is safely discharged from the office.
What level of anesthesia will I receive?
Dr. Patel is trained to provide anything from mild sedation to general anesthesia. Each anesthetic is customized taking into account many factors including the patient’s health and dental treatment they will receive. Dr. Patel will provide the level of sedation that is safest for you.
How long will I need to recover from the anesthesia?
Anesthesia recovery varies depending on the patient, as well as the type of anesthesia they received. ALL patients will need to be accompanied to their appointment with someone who is responsible for driving the patient home (Ubers/Lyfts/Taxis are not acceptable). A 24-hour period of precaution is recommended to ensure 100% recovery.