General anesthesia is commonly used in major or minor surgeries at the hospital and is a rare option in dentistry. However, some people may need local anesthesia for a dental procedure. It is used for treating patients who have a deep fear of dental treatments. Presently, IV sedation is an ideal and safe option to sedate patients and relieve pain during the dental treatment. Contact Welland’s Besma Dental Family Centre to learn more about the situations where general anesthesia can be administered.
As a dentist in Welland with hospital privileges for Hospital Dental Care, Dr. Rashid has the ability to use the general anesthesia service offered by the Niagara Health System to treat and perform general dentistry and care for patients with special medical concerns, special intellectual needs, patients with dental chair anxiety, patients with severe gag reflex and patients with allergy to local dental anesthesia and sedation.
Why General Anesthesia Is Rarely Used?
Because of the dangers it may pose to patients
Slows down your cardiovascular and respiratory systems
Need to be administered by an anesthesiologist as your breathing, heart rate, and other vital signs are to be monitored
When a General Anesthesia Can Be Given?
A general anesthesia is given only during a serious dental procedure. It is not recommended for basic dental treatments like filling or cleaning.