Dental Anesthesia

What You Should Know

Quantum Anesthesia clinicians are considered experts in field of dental anesthesia. As chosen anesthesia providers to University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Dentistry and over 50 dental offices throughout 3 states, our experience in dental procedures is second to none. Dentists, staff and patients routinely comment on our skills, professionalism and compassion. We treat every patient as if they are family.

Dental Anesthesia Patients

Quantum Anesthesia is by far the best anesthesia service provider in Chicagoland. There is no better option for our patients. Quantum’s providers are reliable, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with.

Wendy Joseph
Operations Manager, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center

Our dental anesthesia services may benefit patients who experience the following:

  • Fear, anxiety, or unease regarding dental treatment
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain thresholds
  • Previous failed attempts at local anesthesia
  • Complex medical histories
  • Advanced age or cognitive impairment
  • Physical or mental impairments or handicaps
  • Young age, uncooperative, or require extensive work
  • Basic desire to be relaxed for dental treatment

Types of Anesthesia

Types of anesthesia you can receive depend on your preference, preferences of your operating dentist, as well as your medical conditions:

General anesthesia produces unconsciousness so that you will not feel, see, or hear anything during the procedure. The anesthetic medications are given to you through an intravenous line or as a gas through a mask under certain circumstances. Oral or IV pre-medication might be necessary to alleviate anxiety in some cases
with children and special needs patients. Insertion of an endotracheal tube or a similar breathing device might be needed during the anesthetic.

Sedation is the type of anesthetic under which you are breathing spontaneously, without assistance. Level of sedation can vary from moderate (semi-conscious) to deep, depending on your preference and that of your surgeon. Supplemental oxygen is usually given during sedation.