Depending on the type of treatment you are scheduled to have at Dental Renaissance, or your level of anxiety, our dentist may want to try a stronger type of sedation. Our office provides general anesthesia in Plano, Texas, and if you would like more information about this type of sedation and how we keep you safe during your visit, call Dental Renaissance at 972-752-2855. One of our team members can help you plan a visit with Dr. Kari Blankenship.

Why use General Anesthesia?

If a patient has extreme difficulty receiving dental treatment, our dentist may recommend in-office general anesthesia. General anesthesia induces sleep, making it easy for our dentist and team to provide the necessary care.

General anesthetics are usually administered through inhalation or an injection into the hand or arm. We may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic during the procedure so that the patient will wake up feeling numb after treatment and remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.

What to expect during general anestesia?

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Our dentist may recommend general anesthesia when:

A child cannot relax or calm down enough to receive treatment safely
Oral surgery or other treatment is difficult to provide when the patient is awake
A patient needs extensive dental work performed in a single visit
A patient has special needs or a disability that limits their ability to understand or comply with directions to safely receive treatment.

General anesthetics are usually administered through inhalation or an injection into the hand or arm. We may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic during the procedure so that the patient will wake up feeling numb after treatment and remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.