Having a dental procedure can make anyone nervous — and no one enjoys the pain that can sometimes be a part of a visit to the dentist. That’s why anesthesia is a great option! However, some people are nervous at the thought of getting anesthesia as well. Dr. Karanvir Sibia and the staff at Ace Dental want you to know all you need to know about getting anesthesia and how you can prepare for your dental procedure.
The type of anesthesia used during a procedure can depend on many things: the type of procedure to be performed, your general health, and how nervous you are about the procedure.
The different types of anesthesia are:
Before your oral surgery, Dr. Sibia will discuss your medical history with you, to make sure it is safe to use anesthesia. You will need to describe any current or past health issues, your family’s health, any medications you take, and any allergies you have. Make sure you answer these questions as honestly and thoroughly as possible. Something that doesn’t seem important to you may actually be very important when it comes to your treatment.
Then, you can discuss with Dr. Sibia what kind of anesthesia will be used, and ask any questions you may have.
You will also be given instructions to follow to prepare for your surgery such as:
The cost of anesthesia depends on what kind of anesthesia you get. You can ask the staff at Ace Dental for help figuring out possible prices.
Insurance may help — the Ace Dental office staff would be happy to check with your insurance provider to see what, if any, anesthesia they will cover. We are an in-network provider for most PPO insurance, including Delta, MetLife, Guardian, Humana, Cigna, and Assurant.
We also offer the Ace Dental plan. With this plan, for an annual membership fee you get two cleanings and exams a year, free necessary x-rays, two fluoride treatments, and a discount on other dental procedures. We also take CareCredit, which is basically a credit card for use with health services, with special financing options. You can apply for a CareCredit card through our office.
If you are nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, anesthesia can help relieve those fears! Anesthesia is safe, and it works! If you have any questions about having anesthesia during a dental procedure, give Dr. Sibia and the staff at Ace Dental a call at (916) 772-0111!
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