Anesthesia Vero Beach FL

Sedation Dentistry | Twilight Sedation | IV Sedation

Dr. Colgan and his staff are fully trained and equipped to provide the full spectrum of anesthesia services for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Dr. Colgan is licensed to practice anesthesia in the state of Florida and is Board Certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He maintains current training and certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Your comfort and safety is of the utmost concern to us . Several anesthesia options are available to you for your in-office surgery.

Intravenous conscious sedation is a state of reduced consciousness (awareness). This technique provides relaxation, stress reduction, amnesia and increased pain tolerance. It is accomplished by administering medications through an intravenous catheter (IV). Local anesthesia is also normally used to further increase the comfort of the procedure. This technique requires an escort to be present at the office and requires the patient to not eat or drink for 6 hrs. prior to the appointment.

Intravenous deep sedation/general anesthesia (twilight sleep) is a state of unconsciousness whereby the patient is not aware of any aspect of the surgical procedure. Besides providing a sleep-like state, amnesia and pain control are also provided. This technique is administered through an intravenous catheter (IV). This anesthetic requires an escort to be present and the patient can not eat or drink for 6 hours prior to the procedure.

Consultations concerning anesthesia are provided so the appropriate anesthetic for your procedure can be chosen by you and Dr. Colgan. It is important that your medical history be complete to better understand your medical conditions prior to your procedure. Dr. Colgan may also request presurgical laboratory testing to ensure your safety. Sometimes you will be given special instructions concerning your current medications and how to take them and it will be important that you follow through with these instructions. It’s important to understand that anxiety and pain control sometimes starts even before your arrival to our office. If you are extremely apprehensive or have other special needs, please let us know. Our desire is to make your office procedure pain-, stress-, and anxiety-free. Please make us aware of any anesthetic concerns you may have.

National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

211 E. Chicago Ave.
Suite 780
Chicago, IL 60611

Toll Free: 877-255-3731
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