What is I.V. Sedation vs. General Anesthesia?
I.V. sedation is the highest form of sedation administered and controlled by an anesthesiologist who is a specialist in this field. You’re still conscious but in an extremely relaxed state and will almost always not remember the procedure. General anesthesia or unconscious sedation is also administered and controlled by an anesthesiologist. You will not be conscious anymore and will require slightly more recovery time than I.V. sedation. This is ideal for children as any form of sedation can sometimes be unpredictable and general anesthesia is the only option.
Both I.V. Sedation and General Anesthesia are safely performed by an anesthesiologist who is specifically trained to do this. The Anesthesiologist is dedicated to putting you safely to sleep, monitoring you while you’re asleep and making sure you recover safely while working with a registered nurse. The dentistry is performed by one of the dentists you’re familiar with and they will always be present to support you through the recovery and the post-operative care.
Our team members at Stouffville Smiles Dentistry, have extensive experience with performing all sorts of procedures under I.V. Sedation and General Anesthesia. Dr. Novin has been performing dentistry for his patients under I.V. Sedation and General Anesthesia for over a year and is one of his passions.
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