Center for Dental Rehabilitation provides dental treatment options for a large population whose needs historically go unmet. Our practice has worked with Board Certified General Anesthesiologist and registered nurses for over 25 years. This has allowed Dr. Toal and her staff to meet the dental needs of patients with special needs as well as physical and/or emotional factors that prevent them from traditional dental treatment methods.
Utilizing general anesthesia under the supervision of a Board-Certified MD Anesthesiologists allows for patients to receive the comprehensive dental care they need. Opting to receive treatment while under general anesthesia allows Dr. Maureen Toal and her staff to complete full-mouth restoration in few visits, as little as only 1-2. If you or a loved one have not been able to receive the dental care you deserve, General Anesthesia might be right for you.
Anesthesia is safer today than it ever has been due to advances in technology and medication. The MD Anesthesiologists who administer anesthesia for our patients are highly skilled medical doctors that follow controlled protocol – ensuring a safe anesthesia experience for patients of all ages.
Center for Dental Rehabilitation has two fully equipped surgery suites making access and administration of anesthesia simple and completely safe for patients. Dr. Toal does reserve the right to perform procedures at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus Hospital to ensure patients of all ages and medical conditions receive the dental treatment they need and deserve.
“Using General Anesthesia was probably a life saver. I don’t know if I could have done it if I had to be seen through multiple appointments”, states one patient who has suffered from dental phobia and medical complications most of her life.
Under the circumstance that a simple procedure must be completed, a combination of sedation methods may be recommended to induce a mild calming and local anesthetic effect. This ensures patient comfort and quality care.
Oral Sedation: Administered by mouth and is prescribed in a variety of single or incremental doses. Often used to medicate patients as early as the day before his/her scheduled dental procedure to help with relaxation, reducing memory, and avoiding recollection of past traumatic dental experiences.
Local Anesthesia: Administered via injection. Utilized during procedures to numb a specific area in the mouth to reduce discomfort.
IV-Sedation: Administered intravenously, works quickly to help patients relax and block pain. Referred to as conscious sedation because patients often remain awake and are able to respond to simple commands. IV-Sedation allows patients to recover quickly and return to everyday activities soon after the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide: Is administered via a nasal cannula and is also known as “laughing gas”. This safe and effective sedative is mixed with oxygen upon administering and results in patients being able to relax as well as feel little to no pain during small dental procedures.