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Sedation Dentistry in Burlington

Though the majority of dental procedures can be performed without its use, general anesthesia has been an important part of the world of dentistry since the 1840s. That said, the general anesthesia that’s used in dentistry is typically less invasive than its use in the rest of the medical world; unlike with other types of surgery, oral surgery does not typically require the use of paralytic drugs and consequently can be administered without the additional use of an intubation tube that facilitates breathing.

There are also similarities between medical and dental general anesthesia — like its medical counterpart, the use of this anesthetic method in dentistry will render you totally unconscious and unable to feel pain during dental surgery.

In this unconscious state, there is also an absence of fear and anxiety; it’s for this last reason, in fact, that general anesthesia is sometimes used not only for complex dental treatment, but is also occasionally recommended for children and adults who experience acute dental anxiety

Going Under and Waking Up

It’s important to remember that general anesthesia is not the name of the drug that’s being administered. Instead, general anesthesia differentiates itself from local anesthesia in that it numbs the body and puts the mind to sleep. Most commonly given by means of an injection or as an inhalant, general anesthesia describes a mixture of potent drugs that are used to induce a sleep-like state in those to whom it’s given.

If you’re planning to “go under,” keep in mind that the effects of general anesthesia may take several hours to wear off. Plan ahead: Dentists typically require a patient to arrange for a ride home and a few hours of aftercare following procedures in which general anesthesia is used. If you aren’t able to make appropriate ride-accommodations or don’t have a companion to stay with you at your home for a few hours following your surgical procedure, your dentist may recommend a longer stay at the office to ensure complete recuperation from the anesthetics used.

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Dr. Yvonne Surya D.D.S. Dentistry
Dr. Yvonne Surya is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Having practiced dentistry for over 30 years, her extensive experience has made her a leading practitioner in Burlington. Dedicated to the precise needs of her patients, Dr. Surya remains on the cutting edge of new technologies, and oral hygiene education. With a passion for dentistry, Dr. Surya and Associates drive to produce an exceptional customer experience. Always striving for a friendly, affordable, and anxiety-free approach for Burlington families and their children. Dr. Surya and Associates focus on providing children with the care they deserve with pediatric dentistry and children dental care. Committed to providing patients with a healthy smile Dr. Surya & Associates provides the latest in; Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental bridges, dental crowns, dental implants, dental x-rays, oral cancer screening, sedation dentistry, and digital impressions. For quality, dental care in Burlington, Dr. Surya & Associates is the team of dentists you can count on for your family’s oral health.
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