What Is Intravenous Anesthesia?

Once you've experienced intravenous anesthesia dentistry with Dr. Muzikar, you'll never be afraid to go to the dentist again.

Intravenous anesthesia is a safe, cost-effective, and convenient means of completing dental care while you sleep. Conscious sedation, deep sedation, or general anesthesia can be administered comfortably in your dentist’s office.

Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatments in one or two visits. We can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.

Who should receive dental care with intravenous anesthesia?

Individuals with the following special needs are candidates for intravenous anesthesia:

Medically Compromised

Physically & Mentally Disabled

Anxiety & Fear

Local Anesthetic Allergies

Hyperactive Gag Reflex

Time Constraints

Is intravenous anesthesia safe for the dental patient?

Our anesthesiologists are experienced health care providers, residency trained in the delivery of intravenous anesthesia. They are responsible for the continuous anesthesia management, comfort, and care of the dental patient.

Our anesthesiologists utilize the most up to date medicines, monitoring, and equipment in order to provide quality anesthesia care:

Blood pressure


Pulse oximetry

Precordial stethoscope

Respiratory monitor

Answers to financial questions about intravenous anesthesia...

Does my insurance cover the cost of anesthesia?

Many insurance providers do not cover the cost of anesthesia for dental treatment. For this reason, it is important to contact your medical and dental provider prior to your appointment.

Is payment for anesthesia due the day of treatment?

Yes. You are responsible for the payment in full the day of treatment, regardless of your insurance coverage. The fee for anesthesia is based upon the dentist’s treatment time and recovery. San Ramon Dental Care office will contact you to discuss all fees and payment.

What special considerations are needed on the day of the intravenous anesthesia appointment?

Prior to the anesthesia appointment, the anesthesiologist will contact you in order to thoroughly review your medical history. A limited physical examination will be performed the day of the visit.

On the day of your appointment, there are several recommendations. You will be informed about food and fluid intake guidelines prior to the appointment. It is important not to have a meal before anesthesia. It is important to know that if you are sick, please contact the San Ramon Dental Care office.

You will be tired and sleepy following intravenous anesthesia. You will need to return home and plan minimal activity until the next day. You may return to your regular routine the following day.

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Karl J. Muzikar, D.D.S
2701 Crow Canyon Rd., Suite F
San Ramon, CA 94583
General Info: (925) 820-6623