Anesthesia for Patients with Special Needs
There is a subset of patients that are underserved by dental professionals. Most practitioners are unaware that those with special needs such as a physical or cognitive disability, can be safely, compassionately, and comfortably treated “in-office.” Dental Anesthesia Associates endeavors to expand the access to care for this patient population. Our board-certified anesthesiologists are experienced in creating a calm and controlled environment conducive to high-quality, predictable dental treatment. Most often, other medical interventions (e.g. venous blood draws) can be completed concurrent to the dentistry, while the patient is peacefully resting.
The process of scheduling anesthesia services starts by determining if the patient is a good candidate for an outpatient anesthetic or would be more appropriately treated in a hospital setting. An anesthesia provider will evaluate the patient’s health history, ASA classification, body habitus, airway status, functional capacity and may request additional materials such as a H&P, lab tests, EKG, imaging studies, or cardiology reports in order to make this determination. Feel free to give us a call as we would be happy to evaluate your case