What is Monitored Anesthesia Care?
MAC is a general description for a variety of anesthetic techniques designed to help patients relax and be totally comfortable for the procedure being performed. After a preoperative interview and a brief physical evaluation, a fully trained and licensed anesthesiologist administers anesthetic medications which eliminate pain, reduce stress, and maintain the patient in a pleasant state of relaxation as the dental team performs the necessary dental procedures.
With MAC, none of the sensations typically associated with dentistry are experienced. The patient will not even remember the dental procedures being performed.
The dentist anesthesiologist continuously monitors the patient and maintains patient safety throughout the dental procedure. During the entire appointment, the patient receives the undivided attention of the anesthesiologist. Following the completion of the dental work, the patient is carefully attended by the anesthesiologist until awake, stable and ready to go home accompanied by a responsible adult.
Who Can Benefit from IV Sedation?
- Special Needs Children
- Infants or young children with an extensive treatment plan
- Children who have a history of being uncooperative during dental treatment
The dentist anesthesiologist brings hospital dentistry technology to the dental office.