Sedation & Sleep Dentistry
There are a variety of reasons for which patients may elect to receive intravenous sedation or general anesthesia during dental procedures. These include anxiety and phobia about dental treatments and needles, need for extensive dental work or more invasive procedures, inability to comply with the required dental treatments (as encountered with children and special needs patients), an altered pain threshold, difficulty getting numb, an overactive gag reflex, and significant medical conditions. With the aid of a qualified anesthesiologist, it can be ensured that these patients are completely relaxed and comfortable or fully asleep as the required dental treatments are completed. In office intravenous anesthesia for dental treatments is a very safe experience for patients. During the entire procedure, all vital parameters are continuously monitored by a separate anesthesiologist with the aid of the following equipment:
- Pulse Oximeter (blood oxygen level)
- Precordial Stethoscope/capnography (Respirations)
- Electrocardiograph (heart rate and rhythm)
- Blood Pressure Cuff (blood pressure and circulation)
- Temperature probe (temperature regulation)
Upon request for intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, patients are contacted by the anesthesiologist prior to the scheduled treatments day to discuss pre anesthetic instructions and answer any anesthesia-related questions. On the day of the appointment, the anesthesiologist will meet the patient at the office to provide a comforting anesthetic experience as the dental treatments are completed.
Don’t let fear keep you from having a healthy smile. Sleep sedation dentistry can put at ease and eliminates pain associated with dental procedures. We are certified in dental sedation practices by the Dental Board of California – Oral Conscious Sedation Certificate and by the Pediatric Sedation Dentistry from DOCS.
Patients can get deeply sedated or be totally put to sleep by a specially trained professional. The beauty of this method is that patients will not feel any discomfort during the procedure. You can work with your dentist to determine what level of sedation will work with you procedure and your medical history. Some may need only to relax and some may need to be asleep.
At Angel Dental Care we want you to enjoy going to the dentist and we provide lots of options to help you calm your nerves and fear. We provide Wi-Fi, ipods with headsets, information and friendly staff to help you become more comfortable with dental work.
We realize that one of the biggest reasons for patients not to use this wonderful method is cost. Often times, offices that offer total sleep dentistry, have higher fees for dental procedures. That is not the case at Angel Dental Care. We can provide you with great, quality dental care at competitive and affordable pricing.
Come in and meet your dentist to learn more first hand and find out if this technique is right for you. The sedation may cause retrograde amnesia where some patients will not remember what occurred to them the previous day.
Please contact our El Monte office at (626) 444-2002 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.