General Anesthesia

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During an anesthesia appointment you will be 100% asleep, so it is completely effective even if you are extremely anxious. You will go to sleep, wake up and have no recollection whatsoever of the surgery. We routinely perform dental anesthesia and appointments are available on a weekly basis.


There are several reasons why you may choose general anesthesia for yourself or a family member, including:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Pronounced gag reflex
  • Allergies to local anesthesia or difficulty numbing
  • Difficulty cooperating in the dental chair
  • Desired treatment is lengthy


Awake or Asleep offers a full range of sedation options and has been regularly providing sedation dentistry in Mississauga for over 15 years. Many other dental offices in Mississauga refer patients to Awake or Asleep to treat their patients under sedation. At Awake or Asleep you get ideal safety and speed for your procedure. Anesthesia is administered by a hospital level M.D. with a specialty certification in anesthesiology, while dentistry is performed. You are being constantly monitored by the anesthesiologist, and the dentist is able to work uninterrupted.


General anesthesia has an excellent record of safety, as has been proven by multiple scientific studies. We have regularly been providing sedation dentistry for children in Mississauga for over 15 years. Many other dental offices in Mississauga also refer children to Awake or Asleep to treat their patients under general anesthesia.


Under general anesthesia you will be completely asleep and have no sensory perception, feeling of pain or memory of the dental procedures whatsoever. This is the only sedation option where you are fully asleep. When your are under general anesthesia, you will be constantly monitored by a medical doctor/anesthesiologist and a registered nurse. The anesthesiologist and registered nurse utilize professional, hospital-grade equipment to administer the general anesthesia in a safe and consistent manner. Typically, general anesthesia is initiated using a face mask. For those patients who may be in discomfort upon recovery, long-lasting painkillers and local anesthesia (freezing) is given prior to waking. Somebody close to you will have to drive you home afterwards. Prior to scheduling an appointment for anesthesia, we always arrange for a consultation appointment. We check your medical history, list of medications and address any concerns and questions you might have. We will check blood pressure, test oxygen level and pulse to make sure that anesthesia sedation can be done safely and efficiently.