We offer general anesthesia for all treatments performed in our office. In most cases, general anesthesia is administered through an I.V. and makes patients feel relaxed, often enough that they fall asleep. Patients that are under general anesthesia are continuously observed during their procedure. A pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff and an EKG is used to monitor our patients during general anesthesia.
Procedures that are performed under general anesthesia are psychologically less traumatic for the patient since they are asleep. Procedures are often performed quicker and the patient is ready to go home about 15 to 20 minutes after the procedure is completed.
We also offer procedure performed using Nitrous Oxide Gas, also knows as "laughing gas". Nitrous oxide gas can have an anesthetic and analgesic effect, which helps prevent discomfort during treatment, such as a tooth extraction.
While both I.V sedation and Nitrous Oxide gas provide analgesic effects, local anesthesia is always used in conjunction with general anesthesia to ensure a truly pain free experience.