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General Anesthesia
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General Anesthesia

General Dental Anesthesia in Detroit, MI

At Southfield Family Dental Center, we understand that some patients, especially pediatric dentistry patients and adult patients who require medically complex case
dentistry, may require additional support to undergo dental procedures comfortably and safely. That's why we offer General Anesthesia Dentistry, a specialized service tailored to meet the unique needs of young patients up to 20. We aim to ensure a positive dental experience while prioritizing comfort, safety, and optimal oral health outcomes.

What is General Anesthesia Dentistry?

General anesthesia dentistry involves administering anesthesia to induce a state of unconsciousness, allowing patients to undergo dental procedures without experiencing pain or discomfort. This approach is particularly beneficial for pediatric patients and special needs teenagers who may have difficulty tolerating dental treatments due to anxiety, sensory sensitivities, or other medical conditions.

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Why Choose General Anesthesia Dentistry?

General anesthesia dentistry offers several advantages for young patients:

  • Complete Comfort: Patients under general anesthesia are unaware of the dental procedure, ensuring they experience no pain or discomfort.
  • Minimized Anxiety: General anesthesia helps alleviate dental anxiety and fear, making it easier for patients to undergo necessary treatments.
  • Enhanced Safety: Our experienced dental professionals and anesthesia specialists closely monitor patients throughout the procedure to ensure their safety and well-being.
  • Improved Treatment Accessibility: General anesthesia enables comprehensive dental care to be completed in one visit, reducing the need for multiple appointments.

Who is a Candidate for General Anesthesia Dentistry?

General anesthesia dentistry may be recommended for:

  • Children who are unable to cooperate or sit still for dental procedures (between the ages of 2 and 12 years old).
  • Adults or children who require extensive dental work or surgical procedures.

**Please note that we cannot provide sedation for special needs or developmentally disabled patients. This population is generally advised to seek dental treatment in the hospital setting.

Our dental team thoroughly evaluates each patient's medical history and dental needs to determine if general anesthesia dentistry is the most appropriate option.

Meet Our General Anesthesia Providers

Stephen Wojdyla, DDS, MS
Stephen Wojdyla, DDS, MS

Dr. Steve is an experienced dentist within the pediatric dental office and hospital settings. He is trained and certified in IV sedation, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Paul Hilliker, MSNA, CRNA Board Certified Nurse Anesthetist
Paul Hilliker, MSNA, CRNA Board Certified Nurse Anesthetist

Paul is the President and CEO of Next Level Anesthesia and an executive board member of the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He’s experienced delivering anesthesia to patients in diverse settings, including hospitals, endoscopy centers, dental offices, and surgery centers.

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Our Commitment to Excellence

Southfield Family Dental Center is committed to providing exceptional dental care in a safe, supportive environment. Our dedicated team of dentists, anesthesia specialists, and support staff work collaboratively to ensure that every patient receives the highest quality of care and attention. From routine cleanings to complex dental procedures, we strive to make every visit to our office a positive and stress-free experience for our young patients and their families.

Schedule your appointment today!
Consider General Anesthesia Dentistry at Southfield Family Dental Center if you seek compassionate, comprehensive dental care for your child or teenager. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a lifetime of healthy smiles. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and serving your family's dental needs with excellence and compassion.
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