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By: melindajack
Dazzling Smile Dental Group
Fantastic Dentist. My husband and I have been patients at Dazzling Smile Dental for years now. Dr. George does great work, the office is clean and modern and the staff is friendly and accomdating. I would highly recommend Dazzling Smile Dental Group to anyone looking for quality dental care.
By: mathewson
Bosh Inna DDS
I am aftaid of going to a dentist. I asked my best friend for a dentist and hygienist. I was referred to Dr. Bosh. My experience w/Dr. Bosh very professional and the hygienist, Elena, very caring & gentle which was important to me.
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By: Phillip L.
Vanek Dentistry
Best Dentist in Costa Mesa, I have been a patient for iver 4 years..I had alot of work done because i neglected a cavitiy. He took care of everything and now I am a life long patient. Thanks Dr. V
By: crm2583
SmileMAX Costa Mesa
I had a great experience with the staff for my cleaning, so I did the Teeth Whitening on my next appointment and loved it too. I would definitely recommend SmileMax for me and my kids.
By: Alan G.
Alpert Renee PHD
Dr. Alpert also has an office at 1651 E 4th St Suite 230 in Santa Ana just off the 5 freeway and has hours there on Monday and Wednesday if more convenient for her clients.
By: donna.k.windle
SmileMAX Costa Mesa
Professional and friendly staff. We have been coming here for several years and are very pleased with the services we have received.
By: Sarah H.
Bright Now! Dental
Amazing dentist and caring staff! I love my visits at this office. I can't be any happier! Very professional and clean environment!
By: behzadfarighi
Farighi A DDS Inc
My experiance in dr.farighi`s was amazingly great.I am so happy to say I have found a dentist that I can trust.
Tips & Advices
Yes, anesthesiologist complete four years of medical school plus additional training.
There are three different types of anesthesia:
  • Local anesthesia temporarily stops pain in a specific area. It is often used for local surgeries and administered via an injection and allows patients to remain conscious.
  • Regional anesthesia stops pain in a large portion of the body, such as an arm or leg, while the patient remains conscious. Major types of regional anesthesia include:
    • Peripheral nerve blocks: An anesthetic is injected near a bundle of nerves that transmit sensations from a specific area. For example, an anesthesiologist would administer a nerve block near a patient's arm to numb that entire area, allowing the surgeon to operate.
    • Spinal anesthetic: The anesthetic is injected into the lower back near the spinal cord, causing the lower body to go numb. This type is most commonly used for orthopedic procedures and surgery in the rectal, pelvic, or abdominal regions.
    • Epidural anesthetic: This is similar to a spinal anesthetic but is used primarily for labor/childbirth, and surgery of the lower limbs. Instead of an injection, the medication is administered through a thin catheter inserted into the area near the spinal cord.
  • General anesthesia, which is either inhaled through a breathing mask/tube or administered via an IV line, ┬ácauses the patient to fall completely unconscious.
Common procedures anesthesiologists perform include:
  • Administering and managing anesthesia
  • Managing and addressing changes in important life functions during surgery, including heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing
  • Diagnosing and treating medical problems that arise during and immediately after surgery
Anesthesiologist do not have to be board certified, although approximately 75 percent of them are. They must be licensed to practice within their state, however, and can obtain additional specialty certifications in critical care and pain management.
Procedural sedation, previously known as conscious sedation, is a process where a patient is given a sedative that reduces discomfort and awareness but does not result in a full sedation. This allows the patient to undergo uncomfortable procedures while still maintaining control over his or her breathing.

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