Deep sedation may be delivered by an anesthesiologist or anesthetist, and in some cases, a qualified non-anesthesiologist.When deep sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist, it is often referred to as monitored anesthesia care.These levels of sedation may not always be administered by an anesthesiologist.
General anesthesia can be achieved with a variety of different medications administered by various methods.
A local anesthetic is a medication that numbs the treated area.
The numbness prevents or reduces pain and sensation.
Local anesthesia may also be used with other medications that can affect memory, anxiety and the ability to feel pain at areas separate from those that received the local anesthetic.
Local anesthetics may be administered in different ways, including topical anesthesia, subcutaneous and regional anesthesia.