There are plenty of patients that cannot easily get numb, are too young to cooperate, suffer from tremor related illnesses, require extensive treatment needs, have an unmanageable gag reflex, or are just too difficult to manage due to their underlying anxiety. Having a dental anesthesiologist in our office will facilitate treatment for these types of patients. The ultimate beneficiaries of anesthesia services will be highly satisfied patients.
The safety record of anesthesia services provided in a dental office has dramatically improved in a past decade due to increased training requirements of the anesthesia provider. Dr. Osmolinski as a Dental Anesthesiologist has two additional years of general anesthesia training and is specifically trained to provide anesthesia for patients undergoing dental treatment. The risks associated with anesthesia are not any more than with any other surgery and are minimized by thorough preoperative patient evaluation and appropriate intraoperative monitoring.
Adult patients are not the only ones benefiting from anesthesia services provided in our office. There are some children and special-needs patients with extensive treatment needs, acute situational anxiety, uncooperative age-appropriate behavior, immature cognitive functioning, disabilities, or medical conditions which require deep sedation or general anesthesia to receive dental treatment in a safe and humane fashion. Our pediatric dentist can offer this treatment modality by working closely with our dental anesthesiologist to assure the comfort and safety of your child throughout the entire dental procedure.
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La Jolla Family Dentistry
7509 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037