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Dr. Daisy Chemaly & Associates

Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and pathology

305 South Kingsway Toronto, Ontario M6S 3V5 Phone: 416-766-7616 Fax: 416-766-7617

Indications for Anesthesia

Several methods of anesthesia are available. The method of anesthesia that is chosen for or by a patient depends upon the nature of the surgical procedure and the patient’s level of apprehension.

  • fear or anxiety associated with dental treatment;
  • for patients who have cognitive impairment or motor dysfunction that prevents adequate dental treatment;
  • patients below the age of reason; or
  • treatment of traumatic or extensive dental procedures.

Anesthesia Options

IV Sedation and general anesthesia are produced along a continuum, ranging from the relief of anxiety with little or no associated drowsiness (i.e. minimal sedation), up to and including a state of unconsciousness (i.e. general anesthesia).