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Can I be put to sleep for my dental care?

The real question should be what sedation modality is best for me? There are many sedation techniques. When I work at the hospital I usually select General Anesthesia for my patients. I select my level of sedation depending on my patients medical history. Today I would like to talk about "Co-Morbidities".

What does “comorbidity” mean? Comorbidity means more than one disease or condition is present in the same person at the same time. Conditions described as comorbidities are often chronic or long-term conditions. Other names to describe comorbid conditions are coexisting or co-occurring conditions and sometimes also “multimorbidity” or “multiple chronic conditions.” Common Comorbidites include: Diabetes, Hypertension, CVA, Stroke, Endocrine Disorders.

If you require dental surgery, or have multiple needs General Anesthesia is ideal for patients with comobidites. Under General Anesthesia I can safely complete large surgical and non surgical dental treatment plans. General Anesthesia is monitored anesthetic care with a team of medical providers. This allows me to focus on the dentistry while another set of eyes monitors your vital signs.

In 2019 I completed over a hundred dental surgical cases at Wake Med in Raleigh, NC. I have extensive experience working with Anesthesiologists, and other physicians. If you are looking for hospital dental care in North Carolina contact me for an expert opinion.

Dr. Vejay K. Ravindran DDS, MS

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