Types
There are several types of anesthesia, ranging from light sedation to general anesthesia. It is common practice to have patients pass from one level of anesthesia to the next through the course of a treatment. The following explains the different types of anesthesia offered though AOD.

MODERATE SEDATION

Patients are able to respond to verbal commands and are still conscious but are generally much less alert. Even in this state, however, they won’t remember much, if any, of their dental appointment.

DEEP SEDATION / GENERAL ANESTHESIA

Patients are in a drug-induced state of unconsciousness, allowing the doctors to work freely. Patients are able to wake quickly following their sedation with no memory of the procedure.

Types

SAFETY AND MONITORING

All of our anesthesiologists are Licensed Medical Doctors that have specialized in office-based sedation training. Vital signs are continuously monitored with state-of-the-art equipment. Monitoring including Pulse Oximetry, EKG Monitors, Blood Pressure, Respiratory Rate, End-Tidal CO2, Temperature and Gas Analysis.

Is Anesthesia Safe?

Anesthesia provided by an experienced anesthesiologist with advanced monitoring and equipment is extremely safe. Modern advancements in medicine have made many of the drugs safe and predictable. Once the dental work is completed, the patient is often ready to go home in as little as 20 minutes.