General Anesthesia and Sedation
Dr Cardona understands that some patients may need a little extra help when they are receiving dental care. We offer many options to help you have a pleasant and relaxing experience. That is why we are glad to offer different forms of sedation. Some patients may need oral sedation while others require intravenous sedation (anesthesia.)
Dr. Sadaryanst is a certified dental anesthesiologist. We coordinate a date and time for him to come to our office to take care of you while you are receiving dental treatment. Dr Sardaryanst completed his anesthesia residency at the Loma Linda university Department of Dental Anesthesiology, including training at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Riverside County Regional Medical Center.
Dr Sardaryanst received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas Texas. In addition, he has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Texas, Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
He is also certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). He is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, International Anesthesia research Society, California Dental Association and Orange County Dental Society.
Who id Dental Anesthesiology ideal for?
Pre-cooperative and/or un cooperative pediatric patients
Physically disabled or mentally challenged patients
Patients with high anxiety or low pain threshold
Patients with extensive dental treatment plans
Oral surgery procedures
Patients who gag easily
What are the benefits of dental anesthesia?
Some patients with low or moderate anxiety are prescribed an oral sedative. Usually for minimal dental work. Patients that have high anxiety or have extensive dental treatment, oral sedatives may not be enough or they can be unpredictible.
On the other hand, Intravenous sedation (anesthesia) provides a safer more predictable solution. The amounts used can be adjusted to the level of sedation necessary for each individual patient. This type of sedation administered by Dr. Sardaryanst allows Dr. Cardona to focus solely on your dental treatment. This reduces the quantity and length of dental appointments required.
Most importantly, intravenous sedation allows the patient to remain comfortable and relaxed during the entire procedure, while they are being safely monitored by Dr. Sardaryanst.
Safe Monitoring Techniques
The following is a list of monitoring equipment, approved by the American Society of Anesthesiologist, which is routinely used for dental anesthesia procedures:
EKG (electrocardiogram) allows us to view and analyze the electrical activity of the heart.
NIBP (non-invasive blood pressure) helps assure adequacy of blood perfusion to the vital organs
Pulse oxymetry allows us to view the oxygenation level of the peripheral arterial blood.
Pulse and heart rate-detected independent of each other from pulse oxymetry and EKG to assure the heart's overall activity and function
Pre-Codial stethoscope attached to the base of the patients neck and connected to the anesthesiologist earpiece to analyze the depth and quality of the patients breaths.
Respiration rate-detected from the EKG to assure the adequacy of the patients respiration.
Temperature probe allows us to monitor the patient's temperature throughout the treatment and recovery phases.
What are the Side Effects and Associated Risks?
Any medication carries with it side effects which differ from one patient to another. Sleepiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of anesthesia, but all of these are usually temporary and disappear within twenty-four hours.
In order to minimize the risk inherent in sedatives and anesthesia, each patient is evaluated by Dr. Sardaryanst. As required by the State of California, Dr. Sardaryanst has a special general anesthesia permit to administer medications in the dental office. He also has advanced training in anesthesia, and fulfills the site visit and examination requirements of the State. He will discuss the risks, benefits and sedation options available with each patient.