Some dental surgeries call for sedation dentistry.
In these cases, a dentist employs an anesthesiologist to administer general anesthesia during dental surgery, so that the patient is asleep during the procedure.
Many people who fear dental procedures may want to be put to sleep during their visits with sedation dentistry, but should consider the serious side effects sometimes associated with putting a patient to sleep. While sedation dentists encourage the use of general anesthesia, it should not be used lightly simply to assuage dental fears.
If you need dental surgery, you may want to ask if general sedation will be used during your visit before making the appointment, so you can decide what’s right for you. Should you and Dr. Sugg decide to choose sedation or general anesthesia, Wheatland Dental can arrange for anesthesia services during your surgery.
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