COVID-19 Update for Patients 

After careful consideration and recommendation from the RCDSO, our office will be closed for all non-essential dental treatment effective March 16. All non-essential dental treatment will be rescheduled. A member from our team will be in contact with you to reschedule your appointment.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency please contact our main office at 905-734-9214. A dental team member will be able to triage you over the phone and act accordingly due to the severity of your symptoms. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.

Anesthesia

Learn More About General Anesthesia As a Sedative Dentistry Option

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.

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Business Hours

Monday 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Besma Family Dental Centre

Address: 167 Riverside Dr

Welland, ON  L3C 5E1

Phone: 905-734-9214

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