General anesthesia uses a combination of inhaled gasses and intravenous medications to render patients completely unconscious. While under general anesthesia, patients are unable to respond to or feel any pain during a medical procedure. General anesthesia may be used for dental procedures when moderate conscious/IV sedation is not sufficient to keep the patient comfortable and stable enough to undergo extensive treatment. Treatment under general anesthesia is rendered in an ambulatory surgery center or hospital setting with anesthesiologists, nurses, oral surgeons and/or pediatric dentists providing the treatment and monitoring of the patient. This is an outpatient procedure and patients are back home the same day and back to their normal routines the next day.