For more involved dental procedures, our dentists are pleased to provide general anesthesia in Seguin, Texas. We want your visit at Seguin Smiles to go as smoothly as possible, and we want you to experience as little discomfort as possible. With general anesthesia, you will be unaware of your procedure and unable to feel any pain. If you would like more information about general anesthesia, or if you have any questions, please reach out to our dental team by calling us at 830-372-2949. Our dentists, Dr. Weinman or Dr. Jones, would be happy to discuss general anesthesia with you during a consultation.
General anesthesia is a type of sedative that is used in a variety of surgical or intensive procedures, and it is used across many of the medical fields. This particular sedative is a combination of IV-administered medication and inhaled gases. Together, this general anesthesia makes patients enter an unconscious state of being, which means that they are still breathing naturally, but they are unaware of what is happening and unable to respond to requests.
Today, general anesthesia is not used in too many dental procedures. However, our dentists may use general anesthesia in certain situations, such as:
- When patients have a high tolerance for other forms of sedation, thus rendering any other type of sedation ineffective.
- Rare circumstances with extremely anxious or nervous patients, especially those who cannot sit still during their procedure.
- When treating patients with dental trauma, or when performing wisdom tooth removal
Before your procedure, our dentists will evaluate your medical history and current condition, as well as your treatment plans to determine whether general anesthesia is a good choice for you. During your procedure, our dentists and team will carefully monitor your status to ensure that you remain safe. If you would like to learn more about general anesthesia, we invite you to call or visit us today.