General Anesthesia and Sedation

It’s common for patients to feel nervous or anxious about their dental procedures.  Dr. Lasko has advanced training in ways to help[ with your anxiety which may include other medications to make you feel more comfortable.  By having a more relaxed patient, Dr. Lasko is able to complete more of your dentistry in one appointment.

During Dental and oral surgical procedures, local anesthesia is administered to block sensations.  This method is effective for blocking pain and discomfort, but does not always alleviate anxiety, which can be controlled  by administering sedative drugs, such as Valium type medications.  A sedated patient may remember the procedures, but will be more relaxed.  Additional medications which place the patient more deeply asleep can also be administered during more complex cases or to meet your needs.

Is Anesthesia Safe?
Due to the advanced training your doctor has, the use of sedation and anesthesia has a commendable record of safety.  In Ontario, a special permit is required to administer intravenous medications.  In order to qualify, Dr. Lasko has had to provide evidence of advanced training in anesthesia and a site visit by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario is required.  The ability to handle emergency situations as well as having specific emergency medications and equipment is also mandatory.  Dr. Lasko meets all criteria to perform complex anesthesia procedures and is committed to your overall health and well-being.

Who Requires Sleep Dentistry?

  • Anyone who can’t sit still with their mouth open for great lengths of time, ie;
    • The very young
    • The very old
    • The very anxious
    • The mentally challenged
  • Anyone suffering from disabling diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s
  • Anyone who is a dental or needle phobic
  • Anyone who does not respond to local freezing
  • Anyone who suffers from a sever gag reflex
  • Anyone with a negative past history of dental procedures or untoward memories
  • Anyone who is sufficiently healthy to have a general anesthesia/sedation in an outpatient facility

If you feel that you fit any of the above criteria and would like to find out more about Sleep Dentistry or Anesthesia, please call Dr. Lasko at (519) 941-2306 or visit us in the Orangeville mall.  Our staff will be happy  to submit your treatment plan to your insurance carrier to establish your benefits and dental coverage.  We are eager to meet all of your needs and provide you with a positive dental experience.

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