Anesthesia: Your Candidacy

Visiting the dentist for any reason at all may cause you to feel a bit stressed or anxious. This is true both for patients who usually feel relaxed seeking dental care as well as for those patients who deal with severe dental anxiety. Fortunately, we offer anesthesia options to ensure you can feel at ease before you even schedule your appointment (in addition to feeling completely tranquil and relaxed while you visit us). While this may sound like a dream come true, you may wonder what it takes to qualify as a candidate. Rest assured, we strive to offer an exceptionally comfortable experience for all of our patients. Learn more with the following information:

Are You A Good Candidate?

To begin with, your candidacy relies heavily on the way you feel. Do you typically feel quite nervous or anxious when it comes to dental care? Are you hoping for a way to achieve a relaxing visit regardless of its purpose? Do you suffer from slight nerves? If so, you’re on your way toward qualifying for anesthesia. This relaxing solution is appropriate for most patients because we believe every patient deserves to enjoy truly tranquil visits with us.

How We Choose Your Sedation Solution

We will begin by speaking with you during a consultation. We would like to know more about your thoughts regarding your dental experience, so we can identify your concerns and offer anesthesia options tailored to your unique needs. Part of the consultation will include an evaluation of your health to ensure you are fit for sedation as well as for the required treatment.

Age and Anesthesia

When it comes to offering you a way to enjoy relaxed, comfortable treatment, there is no particular age range. We offer anesthesia options for pediatric patients and older. While nitrous oxide is often a first option for patients of all ages, we also offer oral sedation and IV sedation depending on your particular needs.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).