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Toups Family Dentistry offers general anesthesia services provided by Mike Ellender, CRNA, of Lake Area Anesthesia to provide in-office general anesthesia service.  


General anesthesia is the state produced when a patient receives medications for amnesia, analgesia, muscle paralysis, and sedation.   An anesthetized patient can be thought of as being in a controlled reversible state of unconsciousness.


Deep sedation and general anesthesia is safest when provided by a qualified, licensed anesthesia professional that is not simultaneously engaged in the actual dental procedure.  Delineating responsibilities allows each team member to focus on his or her role for best outcomes and patient safety.


An increasing number of patients of all ages and complexity seek sedation and anesthesia for dental procedures in office-based settings.

Our staff is happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.

General Anesthesia

Mike Ellender