Dental Anesthesia Services for
Many children are apprehensive and, therefore, uncooperative at the dental office. Forced treatment may cause a traumatic experience for these children..
There is a wide range of Autism. Some patients with Autism maybe completely unable to cooperate in the dental chair requiring an anesthesiologist to assist..
This may occur at any age in any patient. Fear/anxiety varies in intensity and may range from subtle to debilitating..
Some patients may have a high drug tolerance which means that local anesthetic may only be effective for a short amount of time ..
Some patients cannot undergo dentistry without a severe gag reflex being stimulated. This may result in a very uncomfortable experience for the patient and the dentist.
Some patients are immune or tolerant to local anesthesia. This results in ineffective numbness and pain during dental treatment. Dr. Elmasri has treated several of these patients under general anesthesia.
Patients that have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD have trouble focusing and may have trouble sitting still in the dental chair without fidgeting or shifting their weight. This may be difficult for the dentist to provide quality treatment.