General Sedation Dentistry - Chandler, AZ
The majority of patients will be treated with what is referred to as conscious intravenous (IV) sedation. Conscious IV sedation
can alleviate even the most severe cases of dental anxiety yet there will be cases in which general anesthesia will be recommended by your sedation dentist. If you require extensive oral surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. William Walden to learn about the benefits of general sedation, IV sedation
, or oral sedation in Chandler, AZ. Dr. Walden is a sedation dentist who can help you to determine if general anesthesia is the right option for you. Circumstances in which general anesthesia is recommended include:
- Patients who have developed a tolerance for the medications utilized in IV sedation
- Treatment which requires in depth oral surgery
- Special needs patients or those who are unable to cooperate during treatment with other sedation options
General Sedation or Oral Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Walden will first evaluate the condition of your teeth, bones, and gum tissue. He will then generate x-rays and review your dental and medical history which will be used to create your treatment plan. This would be an excellent opportunity to discuss any anxiety, hyperactive gag reflexes, or special needs with our sedation dentist.
General anesthesia is offered to ensure that all patients receive excellent dental care in the most comfortable and convenient mode possible. Your general sedation will be administered by an anesthesiologist who will monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure. Our sedation dentist will complete your dental treatment while you sleep, providing you with the highest quality care in a safe, relaxed environment.
General anesthesia, while quite effective, is not as commonly utilized as conscious sedation options like oral sedation, nitrous oxide (N2O), or IV conscious sedation. The type of sedation recommended by our sedation dentist will be determined by the severity of your fear, the complexity of your condition, or any behavioral issues. For more information or to schedule a consultation
, contact Dr. Walden in Chandler, AZ today.