It is very common to be anxious or apprehensive before an upcoming oral surgery appointment. Oral surgeons receive extensive training in anesthesia and are able to determine which kind of anesthesia is best suitable for you. During your surgery one or more of the following will be used to control your pain and anxiety:
Local Anesthesia which is an injection to numb the surgical area, the patient is still awake but unable to feel any pain.
Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas for analgesia to help relax you during the procedure can be used in conjunction with local anesthesia.
General Anesthesia or IV Sedation is the use of an injectable anesthesia via an IV to produce a twilight sleep or conscious sedation. This medication helps to reduce the patient’s awareness, discomfort and physical responses during surgery.
Hospital Anesthesia and surgery is also an available option.
Depending on your medical history, your anxiety level and the surgical procedure Dr. Solano will help recommend whether local or general anesthesia will be best suited for you.
- Local Anesthesia
- Gas/Nitrous Oxide
- I.V.(Intraveneous) Sedation
- General Anesthesia
- General Anesthesia (only indicated patients)
Based upon your medical history and current medications we will advise you the best course of action that will meet your needs.
Call the office and we will do our best to answer your questions or set up a consultation appointment to discuss your current conditions.