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FAQ

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry refers to dental treatment that includes both conscious and unconscious sedation options.

What types of anesthesia do you offer?

  • nitrous oxide
  • oral sedation (pills)
  • I.V. sedation
  • General anesthesia

Which sedation option is right for me?

The Griffith Collaborative Group will tailor individual course of treatment specific to each patient’s medical, emotional and safety needs.

Is general anesthesia safe?

Yes.  An experienced anesthesiologist – not a dentist – administers I.V. sedation and/or general anesthesia. This allows our dental specialists to focus on dentistry, instead of having to split their attention between monitoring the anesthesia and performing the delicate dental work.

How long is the recovery process?

Depending on your treatment, we advise that patients rest for the remainder of the day following the procedure.  For most cases, activities are continued on the following day.

May I bring someone with me?

Yes, as we encourage you to bring a spouse, a parent or a friend with you to support you during your appointments.

Can I drive myself?

If you have I.V. sedation or general anesthesia, you will need to have a responsible person drive you home.

 

Do you accept MediCal?

We do not accept MediCal.

Please call our office if you have more questions not answered here, at (408) 774-9198.

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