General Anesthesia in Dentistry
Dentists have been using anesthesia for over 175 years. Dental anesthesia has changed and advanced much over that time, allowing people to get essential dental care with little or no discomfort. Dental care providers rely on anesthetics to keep patients pain-free, relaxed, and comfortable while performing necessary procedures.
Some types of anesthesia interfere with nerve receptors to reduce or numb pain, while others simply help patients relax or put them in a deep sleep during procedures. The anesthesia your dentist recommends depends on several factors, such as type of treatment, patient allergies, or experience with anesthesia.
If you are looking for a dentist that will put you to sleep, be sure to discuss your options with your dentist to determine the most appropriate sleep dentistry for your situation. Be sure the office is certified to provide General Anesthesia and drugs are being administered by a licensed Anesthesiologist.