- Pediatric and pre-cooperative age
- Mentally Disabled
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Dental Phobic
- Extensive Dental Surgery
- Complex Medical History
- Difficulty getting numb with local anesthesia
- Gag Reflex
In infants or children with large amounts of needed treatment, oral conscious sedation techniques are not always fully effective, as they may become upset with the disoriented feelings or unable to consume bitter-tasting medications. For this reason, insulating children from the stresses associated with invasive dental care, using office-based general anesthesia, has become a very popular option. Using the latest in mobile anesthesia equipment, Dr. Lemon can even accomplish this without the need for stressful needles.
For many patients with disabilities or special healthcare needs, remaining sedentary during the delivery of dental care simply is not possible.
Unfortunately, most adults associate dental care with pain and anxiety. For many, this corresponds with an unpleasant or traumatizing dental experience as a child, while others possibly a more recent visit where an infected tooth was difficult to numb. Medical conditions such as dementia, tremors, gagging, or a feeling of being smothered may require the use of sedative techniques to establish a relaxed and safe work environment for both the dentist and patient. These are all great reasons to have your dentistry completed using sedation or general anesthesia.