General anesthesia is a type of sedation that induces sleep, making it easy for our prosthodontist and team to provide necessary care and ensure patient comfort. General anesthetics are typically administered through inhalation or through an injection into the hand or arm. Our prosthodontist may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic on the treatment area during the procedure to make sure that the patient will wake up feeling numb and remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.
General anesthesia may be recommended if:
When you receive general anesthesia, our prosthodontist will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your sedation treatment. These will include instructions about eating and drinking before and after your procedure and regarding post-op care to aid in recovery after treatment. Follow these instructions as closely as possible, and do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.
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