CA Anesthesia: Sedation and Dental Anesthesia for Southern California - CA Anesthesia

Dental Anesthesia Services for


Uncooperative children

Many children are apprehensive and, therefore, uncooperative at the dental office. Forced treatment may cause a traumatic experience for these children..

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Autistic patients

There is a wide range of Autism. Some patients with Autism maybe completely unable to cooperate in the dental chair requiring an anesthesiologist to assist..

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This may occur at any age in any patient. Fear/anxiety varies in intensity and may range from subtle to debilitating..

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High drug tolerance

Some patients may have a high drug tolerance which means that local anesthetic may only be effective for a short amount of time ..

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Patients suffer from involuntary movements for a variety of reasons, one of which is Parkinson’s Disease.
Patients afflicted with these neurological deficits may be uncooperative due to confusion or forgetfulness.
Patients with cerebral palsy have muscular deficiencies. These patients may benefit from anesthesia, especially the younger patients.

Severe gag reflex

Some patients cannot undergo dentistry without a severe gag reflex being stimulated. This may result in a very uncomfortable experience for the patient and the dentist.

Local anesthesia ineffectiveness

Some patients are immune or tolerant to local anesthesia. This results in ineffective numbness and pain during dental treatment. Dr. Elmasri has treated several of these patients under general anesthesia.


Patients that have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD have trouble focusing and may have trouble sitting still in the dental chair without fidgeting or shifting their weight. This may be difficult for the dentist to provide quality treatment.