Anesthesia & Pain Relief
Local anesthesia is used most commonly for straightforward surgical procedures on patients with little pre-operative anxiety. A local injection of medication numbs the area to allow for pain free surgery to be performed. You will be completely awake and fully aware during the procedure.
This type of anesthesia is sometimes referred to as “twilight” sleep. Intravenous sedation, or “IV sedation” is designed to enable you to undergo your surgical procedure in a state of relaxation that can help alleviate anxiety.
For patients who want to be fully asleep, we offer the option of general anesthesia. Oral Surgeons are uniquely trained and qualified to provide general anesthesia safely and effectively. The post-graduate residency program for oral and maxillofacial surgery includes intensive training in the administration of anesthesia in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Patients referred to our practice also have the option of having their surgery in our outpatient surgical center. At our certified surgery center our surgeons and staff work as a team with an anesthesiologist to administer general anesthesia and provide the safest and most comfortable experience possible.