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Barry Miller

Dentist | Dentist Anesthesiologist

Dr. Barry Miller is an anesthesiologist practicing in Bay Harbour Island, FL. Dr. Miller ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Miller also might help manage pain after an operation.
Barry Miller
  • Bay Harbour Island, FL
  • Accepting new patients

Does an anesthesia injection in the mouth cause pain?

Everyone is different in their perception of pain. But generally, it is well tolerated by most patients. The dentist has a lot impact on the amount of discomfort as his/her technique READ MORE
Everyone is different in their perception of pain. But generally, it is well tolerated by most patients. The dentist has a lot impact on the amount of discomfort as his/her technique plays a large part. A new technology is virtually painless called the “Wand.” But it costs the dentist some money to purchase.

Should I plan to have someone drive me home after my extraction?

It's a bad idea, but generally not necessary unless they are using sedation.

What type of anesthesia is used for pediatric patients?

Generally if it’s light sedation, nitrous oxide gas and intravenous sedatives. I am not a fan of deep sedation or general in the office.

Is a dental extraction very painful?

For a simple extraction of one tooth it’s not very uncomfortable. If multiple teeth and impacted it can be a bit uncomfortable after the injection wears off

What procedures require anesthesia at a dentist's office?

That’s up to you and your oral surgeon. Many factors play a role here including your own anxiety levels.

What are the different ways of filling in the oral cavity?

Simple fillings only require local anesthesia generally

I'll be having surgery to rebuild my jaw. Am wondering about length of procedure and anesthesia management during surgery.

You should discuss in detail the procedure and it’s length with your surgeon. Yes, and MD anesthesiologist or CRNA, certified registered nurse anesthetist will manage your anesthesia READ MORE
You should discuss in detail the procedure and it’s length with your surgeon. Yes, and MD anesthesiologist or CRNA, certified registered nurse anesthetist will manage your anesthesia needs

I'm terrified about having my wisdom teeth pulled! Can I request general anesthesia?

Yes you can request that type of service, but not all dentists are set up for general. Usually, it’s a deep sedation. And either a MDA or CRNA will care for you throughout the READ MORE
Yes you can request that type of service, but not all dentists are set up for general. Usually, it’s a deep sedation. And either a MDA or CRNA will care for you throughout the procedure