If you have severe dental anxiety or experience significant difficulty in receiving dental treatment, our Dentist may recommend that you receive general anesthesia so that you can receive the care you need without experiencing distress. Our in-office anesthesiologist will work with you and monitor you during your treatment to ensure that you remain comfortable and do not experience any complications due to your sedation treatment.

General anesthesia is typically recommended when:

  • Children cannot relax or calm down enough to safely receive treatment
  • The patient is receiving oral surgery or another treatment that is difficult to provide while they are awake
  • A patient needs extensive dental work completed in a single visit
  • A patient has special needs or a disability that limits their ability to receive treatment

General anesthesia induces sleep, which makes it easy for our Dentist and team to provide you with the care you need. General anesthetics are typically administered through inhalation or an injection into the hand or arm. Local anesthetics are often used during your procedure as well so that you will wake up feeling numb and remain comfortable after the effects of your general anesthetic wear off.

Our team will provide you with detailed instructions prior to your treatment. These instructions will include what you should and should not do prior to receiving general anesthesia as well as instructions regarding post-op care for your procedure. Please make sure to follow all instructions to maximize the benefits of your treatment.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michelle Eng and learn more about general anesthesia in Aliso Viejo, California, call us today at 949-249-8721.