Are you a dentist with a patient who requires a procedure but are concerned about his or her fear or prior failed attempt at sedation? Or, are you this patient with a phobia of deep cleaning, root canal, wisdom teeth extraction, or implants?
If you have these concerns, we can help. As physician anesthesiologists, we specialize in preparing patients, like you, for outpatient procedures. We explain our anesthetic plan, answer questions, and offer holistic approaches such as relaxation techniques, music, games, videos, aromatherapy, and massage devices during the procedure. We also administer medications to address concerns such as anxiety, awareness, pain, nausea, and vomiting. During the procedure, vital body functions are monitored, and our equipment consists of the necessary and emergency medications and devices to respond to routine and unusual circumstances. One of our physicians is present before, during, and after the procedure to ensure your safety and watches your dentist as he or she works. You can call us by phone at any hour or request our presence in person to answer questions and provide peace of mind after the procedure.
We are physician anesthesiologists (medical doctor / MD) who provide anesthesia to individuals with a phobia, fear, and anxiety for outpatient procedures in fields such as dermatology, plastic surgery, gastroenterology (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD, colonoscopy, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat / ENT), and dentistry (deep cleaning, implant, all-on-four, root canal, and wisdom teeth extraction).
We provide various levels of anesthesia–from monitored anesthesia care (MAC) to general anesthesia. MAC is often used interchangeably with conscious sedation and twilight anesthesia.
As it relates to dentistry, it is referred to as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental anesthesia, and intravenous, or IV, sedation.
We practice in Northern (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties) and Southern (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, and San Diego counties) California.