about Sedation Dentistry
What is Anesthesia, Sedation Dentistry or sometimes even called “Sleep Dentistry”?
Oral surgeons are trained and qualified in all types of anesthesia, from local to general and everything in between. We spend at least four years in residency in a hospital learning how to evaluate, deliver, and monitor patients under anesthesia.
We will discuss the sedation options with you so that you can choose the one you prefer and which we feel is best suited to your circumstances:
Local Anesthesia – an anesthetic applied directly to the area of removal
Nitrous Oxide – also known as laughing gas, an anesthetic option used in congruence with other anesthetic options to calm anxiety during the procedure
Sedation Anesthesia – administered through an intravenous (IV) line that allows you to sleep during the procedure
General Anesthesia – an anesthetic delivered to allow a deep sleep during the procedure