There are several types of anesthesia, ranging from light sedation to general anesthesia. It is common practice to have patients pass from one level of anesthesia to the next through the course of a treatment. The following explains the different types of anesthesia offered by the Summit Anesthesia team.
Moderate Sedation—Patients are still conscious and able to respond to verbal commands, but are generally less alert. Most importantly, they won't remember much, if any, of their dental treatment.
Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia—Patients are in a drug-induced state of unconsciousness, allowing the doctors to work freely. Patients are able to wake quickly following general anesthesia, with no memory of the procedure, and are able to go home following a short recovery period.