You have multiple options for having your procedure performed painlessly. Local anesthesia is used as an effective way to eliminate pain during a procedure. For lengthy procedures and apprehensive patients, we usually recommend general anesthesia, which puts you to sleep. If you have certain health concerns or medical conditions, our surgeons may discuss alternative anesthetic techniques.
- Intravenous Sedation/General Anesthesia - For many patients, general anesthesia is offered to make their surgery more comfortable, relaxed and stress-free. With general anesthesia, you can sleep during the procedure, which prevents you from dealing with apprehension and stress. If you choose general anesthesia, please do not eat or drink anything, including water, for eight hours before your appointment. Have a responsible adult present at the time of your surgery who can take you home, get your prescriptions filled and assist you after surgery. Your ride must remain in the office during the procedure.
- Local Anesthetic Injections
Did you know that Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are licensed anesthetists, trained and certified in the practice of general anesthesia? In addition to our surgeons extensive training and continuing education, our entire surgical team is trained in anesthesia assisting, certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and attends quarterly continuing education in order to ensure safe practices and patient protection. Our operating rooms are fully equipped and maintained in order to support our patient's safety during treatment.