What Should I Expect?
No matter what reason you have for joining us at Union Dental Health, we know that everyone has their own unique needs and questions. While we go out of our way to make every aspect of your treatment as personalized as possible, here is some general information about what you can expect:
- Pre-Operative Evaluations: Before your scheduled appointment, you will complete a medical questionnaire regarding patient medical history, current medications, surgical and anesthesia history, allergies, and additional health questions that may have an impact on your anesthetic care.
Your Anesthesiologist will conduct an airway assessment and physical exam followed by a thorough pre-anesthetic assessment on the day of your appointment.
- State-of-the-Art Monitoring: During the procedure, you’ll be continuously monitored using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment under the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) guidelines. The monitoring equipment includes NIBP (non-invasive blood pressure), pulse oximeter (oxygen saturation of blood), EKG (heart rate and rhythm), respiratory rate, temperature, and capnography.
The anesthesiologist will continuously monitor the patient’s vital signs during the dental procedure and through recovery. Emergency medical equipment equivalent to that carried by the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) is provided during every sedation procedure.
- Individualized Anesthetic Plan: Each patient will receive an individual, customized anesthetic plan based on the information recorded by the anesthesiologist during his focused physical exam and patient medical history.
According to the anesthetic plan, medications will be selected for safety and comfort, allowing the sedation to be tailored to exactly what you need and want.
We know sedation dentistry in Lewisburg can be a stressful subject for some people to talk about. Partner with us and see how sedation dentistry can rid you of your dental anxiety once and for all. Get the smile care you’ve always wanted and deserve!