Greater Comfort for Patients with Sedation Dentistry: Pasadena’s Lytle, Tate and Stamper
Lytle, Tate and Stamper is a professional practice of experienced oral surgeons. We have been providing care to Southern California patients for more than 80 years, and during our time building relationships these relationship, we have come to understand the types of concerns they have about procedures.
That is one of the reasons that we offer sedation dentistry. Pasadena patients who feel anxious about oral surgery can talk with us about several options for reducing this stress.
Why Sedation Dentistry?
Pasadena patients have varying levels of anxiety about oral surgery issues. Some people are comfortable with every step of the procedure from the initial consultation to the recovery. Others feel stress much earlier in the process.
Patients who experience anxiety cite lack of control, fear of pain, and concerns about discomfort. These are completely natural feelings. However, through our studied approach, we are able to make oral surgery procedures more comfortable and manageable for our patients.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
When Pasadena patients have their initial consultation with a Lytle, Tate, and Stamper doctor, we offer a range of options for their dental surgery. Our experience with different tools and technologies mean that we can give patients greater control over their medical and dental experience.
For example, patients who prefer to be completely sedated during their procedure may be able to have general, or full-body, anesthesia. Many patients who have general anesthesia awaken from a finished procedure only to ask their doctor, “when will the surgery begin? “
General anesthesia can leave patients feeling drowsy, requires greater medical supervision, and can only be used with patients who are healthy enough to undergo the treatment. As a result, the choice to provide general anesthesia is a decision the LTS doctor will make after reviewing a variety of patient factors.
Other Forms of Sedation Dentistry
Pasadena patients and Lytle, Tate and Stamper doctors may opt for alternatives to general anesthesia, including local anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with light sedation. Local anesthesia targets a specific area of the mouth, while light sedation can reduce the patient’s anxiety or awareness during a surgical procedure. Both general and local anesthesia prevent patients from perceiving pain.
Our doctors and staff are highly trained and certified in outpatient anesthesia, and our offices have state of the art monitoring equipment for the safe delivery of sedation dentistry. In cases in which a Pasadena patient has severe medical problems in addition to dental concerns, Lytle, Tate and Stamper may opt to perform the procedure in a hospital setting. Our doctors have privileges at several medical centers in the area.
If you are in the Pasadena area and are ready to address persistent dental problems, we encourage you to contact LTS about our work in oral surgery (Glendale and La Canada residents can also reach us at nearby locations.)
Call or email Lytle, Tate and Stamper today to schedule an initial consultation at their office in Pasadena.