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General Anesthesia in Walnut Creek, CA

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If you have a complex dental treatment plan, general anesthesia may be recommended. This kind of sedation typically uses a mix of IV medication and inhaled gasses to allow a patient to be entirely unconscious for the span of the treatment. While general anesthesia is not usually recommended, it could be suitable for difficult procedures as it enables the patient to stay entirely relaxed and not feel any fear or discomfort. When under general anesthesia, our anesthesiologist will monitor your vitals to ensure your safety. To learn more information about general anesthesia and to find out if it is the right sedation option to help lessen your dental fears, reach out to Life Dental & Orthodontics now to book a consultation.

Before any treatment begins, you will sit with your Life Dental & Orthodontics dentist during a consultation. At the appointment, we'll give a rundown of any necessary procedures and whether general anesthesia will be recommended, and if it is, decide if you are a good candidate. If you are determined to be a proper candidate, we will give you info on how to best get ready for your treatment and address any questions you might have. When you come for your treatment, our experienced anesthesiologist, Dr. Diana Belli, will administer your general anesthetic through an IV, injection, or mask. The moment you are anesthetized, a breathing tube will be placed to help you receive enough oxygen during the treatment, and you will be observed before, during, and shortly after your procedure to ensure your safety.

I want to give a shout-out to Rachel, who is an amazing hygienist. I have been with Life Dental for many years, long before the name of the practice changed. I have been treated by many hygienists over the years, all really wonderful, and Rachel is #1 on my ‘top 10’ list. She is thorough and extremely efficient - a super smart and skilled hygienist. Rachel takes time to get to know her patients - she remembers highlights in my life that she will ask me about at my next appointment, and she exhibits genuine interest. She is a thoughtful and caring person, and a true professional. In general, all services, from the front office to dental care provided by Life Dental are exemplary and I can’t recommend this dental practice more highly.

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So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notch technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

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So glad to be working with LD&O. World class facility. Friendly staff. Top notched technologies. Great communications. Innovative approach. Cutting edge thinking. Thank you.

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I took my young boys to Life dental & Orthodontics because they were airway focused and that was really important for a family! We were mostly helped with Katie the RDA and she was so great with the boys made everything fun and super patient with them. I also really appreciated how in-depth Dr. Hockel explained everything to myself and our kids. My boys can get easily overwhelmed and he had such gentle and calm energy throughout the whole process! I really appreciated that! Highly recommend this team! :) Jessie at the front desk is also super helpful and sweet!

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Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.

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If you require an intricate treatment plan, our caring team at Life Dental & Orthodontics provides general anesthesia to help you feel cozy and safe. To discover more about safe sedation options and how they might be utilized during your oral services, call our Walnut Creek, CA office now to ask for a consultation.

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