IV sedation and general anesthesia are benefits of having procedures completed by highly trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Through the use of medication that are administered through an IV, we are able to help patients relax and remain pain-free during dental procedures. At Oklahoma Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, our surgeons are fully trained and equipped to provide the full array of IV Sedation and General Anesthesia options to their patients. Whether patients suffer from dental anxiety or they’re anxious about an upcoming surgical procedure, our team is here to help. Through the wide array of options available at our facility, our patients can rest assured that their experience will be peaceful and comfortable.
During an initial consultation at Oklahoma Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, our surgeons will answer any and all questions about your upcoming procedure. This includes any questions patients have regarding IV sedation and general anesthesia. Patients should be sure to fully explain their entire medical history to our doctors so they can create a safe and effective treatment plan that provides the best results.
Anesthesia Options Available
As we mentioned, our surgeons provide IV sedation in the office to make your experience comfortable and pain-free:
- Local Anesthesia – This type of sedation dentistry is most often used in simple procedures such as single tooth extractions. Local anesthetic is injected directly into the gums near the site of the procedure to numb the area. While patients will experience a sensation of pressure, this method of anesthesia prevents patients from feeling pain during their procedure.
- Nitrous Oxide with Local Anesthetic – This method of sedation dentistry combines nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) with local anesthetic and is used in procedures that require slightly more involvement, such as multiple extractions or oral pathology appointments. Nitrous oxide is used to calm the nerves and help patients relax during their procedure. Once the nitrous oxide has taken effect, local anesthetic will be injected to numb the area near the procedure site.
- IV Sedation – This type of anesthesia is used for more involved dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal and dental implant placement. Before starting the procedure, our doctors will insert an IV directly into the arm or hand of the patient in order to administer medicines. When patients wake up from the effects of IV sedation, they will feel like just minutes have passed since they came in for surgery.
- General Anesthesia – At our state-of-the-art facility, our doctors are fully equipped to provide patients with general anesthesia during major oral or facial surgery. Like IV sedation, general anesthesia is administered through an IV in the arm or hand. The difference is the type of medication that is used. General anesthesia causes patients to be completely asleep during their procedure.
Schedule Your Visit With OKDIOS Today!
Our surgeons are available for consultations for patients interested in IV sedation for an upcoming oral surgery procedure. They each put their patients first to ensure that everyone who visits Oklahoma Dental Implants and Oral Surgery feels comfortable and safe. Their knowledge and experience make them exceptionally qualified to provide their patients with a calm, pain-free experience.
Call their office today at (405) 329-3500 to schedule your first consultation and learn more about how IV sedation and general anesthesia can help you!