Sedation Dentistry at Dr. Jerome Cutler – Relieving Dental Anxiety with General Anesthesia
Our team, including certified sedation dentist Jerome Cutler, provides general anesthesia as a sedation dentistry option for patients in Prescott and surrounding areas. General anesthesia may be an excellent option for patients who suffer from extreme dental anxiety, have certain health care needs, or are otherwise unable to sit through a dental procedure without the assistance of sedatives. General anesthesia puts patients in an unconscious state in which they are completely numb and unaware of their dental procedure. As such, general anesthesia can be an effective solution for patients who may avoid or delay seeking much-needed dental care.
- General Anesthesia and Sedation Dentistry
- Benefits of General Anesthesia in Sedation Dentistry
- Risks of General Anesthesia in Sedation Dentistry
General Anesthesia and Sedation Dentistry
When a dentist employs general anesthesia as a sedation dentistry technique, he works in conjunction with a trained, certified anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist administers the anesthetic and monitors the patient’s vital signs during the procedure, while the dentist performs the dental treatment. (Dentists who utilize general anesthesia must obtain special training and certification by their state’s Board of Dental Examiners.) General anesthesia induces complete unconsciousness and eliminates all discomfort during treatment, making it an excellent option for certain in-depth dental procedures. Generally speaking, general anesthesia is used as a last resort when a patient is not a candidate for other sedation dentistry options (i.e. oral conscious, inhalation, intramuscular, and intravenous conscious sedation).
Contact our office today to learn more about how you may benefit from general anesthesia. We provide sedation dentistry for patients in Prescott and surrounding communities.
Benefits of General Anesthesia in Sedation Dentistry
The benefits of general anesthesia in sedation dentistry include the fact that it:
- Is more effective against severe dental anxiety than less potent sedatives
- Simultaneously numbs and relaxes the patient
- Is an excellent option for oral surgery and other invasive procedures
Risks of General Anesthesia in Sedation Dentistry
The risks of general anesthesia in sedation dentistry include the fact that it:
- Does not minimize patients’ anxiety prior to treatment
- May not be appropriate for all patients
- May cause side effects in certain patients
Schedule a Sedation Dentistry Consultation – Contact Dr. Jerome Cutler
Contact our office to learn more about your potential candidacy for general anesthesia as a sedation dentistry option. We serve patients in Prescott and surrounding areas. When you secure our services, we will provide the top-notch care for which our practice is renowned.