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.