Sedation dentistry is a dedicated branch for all patients who feel nervous and fearful of undergoing any dental treatment. While it works most of the time, in some cases, we have to go beyond sedation dentistry and offer general anesthesia to our patients.
General anesthesia is most commonly used in minor and major surgeries at the hospital. Its use in dentistry is rare, as it is considered a last resort if other means of sedation do not suffice. When options like nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or even IV sedation do not work, we may administer general anesthesia before we start with the treatment. This form of sedation keeps you entirely unaware of your surroundings. You do not feel anything, nor do you have any memory of the treatment.
We offer general anesthesia only under extraordinary circumstances. If IV sedation doesn’t work for you or if the procedure is serious enough and you are extremely fearful about sitting in the dental chair, we may offer this form of sedation to relieve and calm you. General anesthesia is also administered in all cases where the procedure is too invasive and lengthy.
The cases where we may offer general anesthesia include corrective jaw surgery, surgical tooth extractions, oral cancer surgery, bone grafting surgery, sleep apnea surgery, cleft lip surgery, etc.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Fear Free Dental, call (503) 291-0000 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Portland, OR at 4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101, Portland, OR 97225.
4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101, Portland, OR 97225
MON - WED 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
THU 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
FRI - SUN Closed
Phone: (503) 291-0000