These instructions must be read and strictly followed before commencing sedation or general anesthesia. Neglecting any of the following may compel the doctor to cancel treatment and a cancellation fee of full anesthesia charges will apply.
If any questions or problems arise prior to your next appointment, please call Dr. Jalbout at 646-825-1614, or your local dentist for more clarification.
1. When are IV-Sedation and General Anesthesia used in dental procedures?
General sedation is usually used for very young patients who need to be hospitalized or for patients with disabilities. This type of sedation is very rarely used in the dental office setting. Typically patients go to their local hospital instead of to their local dentist for proper medical observation. Because of this many procedures are usually booked to be done on the same day.
IV sedation is what you get in the dental office and is used to help patients with cases of severe anxiety or for certain surgical dental procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions, sinus grafting for implants, large bone grafting and multiple implant surgery.
2. Do I have to have IV-Sedation for my dental procedure?
No. It is not always necessary to have IV sedation for dental procedures. It is merely an option when anxiety is high or when long surgical procedures are planned.
3. How long does it take for dental IV sedation to wear off?
When done properly by a dental anesthesiologist, recovery is quick. Usually, you wake up shortly after the procedure is completed and then take the rest of the day to rest and let the effects of the anesthesia fully wear off and you are good to go in the morning.