Anesthesia involves giving medication so that medical procedures can be done without pain or discomfort. Anesthesia can be administered in several different ways, and an ideal method can be selected in accordance with a patient’s individual needs. Understanding types of anesthesia and what you can expect from your anesthesia experience helps patients feel safe and comfortable.
Leading up to your procedure, your anesthesiologist will be available to keep you informed of the effects of anesthesia so you can manage your expectations. SleepGuardian by Anesthesia Connections Specialties provides in-office anesthesia by physician anesthesiologists. Reach out to SleepGuardian at 844.904.4742 for more information about the anesthesia services that are right for you, given your particular circumstances and any underlying health conditions. Contact SleepGuardian to learn more by calling 844.904.4742.
Top Reasons for Hospital Anesthesia Services
In many instances, it’s reasonable and sensible to seek out in-office general anesthesia by physician anesthesiologists. In-office anesthesia and sedation services are safe and give patients the benefit of a quiet setting and personalized care. Keeping that in mind, there are scenarios in which patients may want to consider hospital anesthesia services for their procedure.
One reason to consider hospital anesthesia as opposed to in-office sedation procedures is if you have preexisting health conditions that may put you at high risk. In case of an emergency, you may prefer to be in a hospital setting that can provide immediate care using a wide array of medical resources and a large staff.
What to Expect from Your Anesthesia Experience
Anesthesia experiences typically consist of three major steps. An initial visit for pre-procedure evaluation. The use of anesthesia during your procedure. Lastly, your experience in recovery.
During the preoperative evaluation, your medical team including an anesthesiologist will review your medical history. Then they will answer any questions you may have about the procedure, anesthetic, and the type of sedation that feels most appropriate. The procedure should be explained to you in step-by-step detail.
Anesthesiologists make your comfort and safety during a procedure their top priorities. You want to feel confident your anesthesia experience will be handled with compassion and a high level of professionalism.
Once the anesthesia has been administered for a procedure, a patient is overseen by either an anesthesiologist or both an anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Careful monitoring of your breathing and other essential vital signs are always prioritized to make sure you remain safe and pain-free throughout the procedure.
When In-Office Anesthesia Procedures Are a Sensible Option
SleepGuardian centers provide a range of safe and practical in-office sedation procedures for your dental care.
- Provides anxiety relief, but you remain fully conscious and able to respond throughout the procedure
- Often used along with local anesthesia
- You will likely remember the procedure, though you will not feel pain.
- Notably more relaxed state compared to mild sedation
- You remain conscious and able to respond
- You are unlikely to remember much of your experience
- You will fall into a deep sleep
- You should remain unconscious throughout the procedure
- You will not remember the procedure when you wake up
- You will not feel pain during the procedure
General Anesthesia (GA)
- Drug-induced loss of consciousness
- You remain unconscious for the duration of the procedure
Contact SleepGuardian Today To Learn More About Anesthesia
At SleepGuardian, our goal is to provide exceptional service to each and every one of our patients. Our professional staff makes sure the comfort and safety of our patients are top priorities. In addition to anesthesia for dentistry, we offer a variety of other procedures. These include:
- Gynecology and fertility
- Gastroenterology services
- Spine & interventional radiology
- Ear, nose, and throat
- Urology services
- Facial plastic surgeons
Contact SleepGuardian at 844.904.4742 today for more information about our services. We look forward to providing you with the personalized services you want and deserve.