Anesthesia and Sedation
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are specialty trained in providing IV sedation and general anesthesia.
In fact, they are the only specialists recognized by the ADA that are able to able to administer IV general anesthesia in the office. As a result of their extensive training, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are well prepared to appropriately administer sedation safely and manage potential complications.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” is an inhaled gas that helps reduce anxiety during treatment. In addition to feeling relaxed, you may also feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some patient’s comment that their legs and arms feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel more comfortable and calm.
IV Conscious Sedation and Deep Sedation
IV sedation significantly reduces anxiety and pain during surgery, making for a much more comfortable experience. This anesthesia technique will allow you to be asleep for most or all of the procedure. Because the medications that are used have an amnestic property, you often times will not remember undergoing the procedure afterwards.