Grandma and granddaughter taking a selfieAt Oklahoma Dental Implants & Oral Surgery in Moore, oral surgeon Dr. Seth R. Brooks is trained to recognize and treat a wide variety of oral health conditions, as well as injuries incurred to the head, neck, and face. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Seth R. Brooks has extensive hospital-based training beyond dental school, which has helped him develop surgical expertise dealing with the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.

Moreover, as a leading oral surgeon, Dr. Seth R. Brooks is trained in the use of various types of oral anesthesia that can be used in his office. This allows his Moore patients the convenience of visiting one location for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. No matter the type of surgery you require, you can rest assured that Dr. Seth R. Brooks is trained and equipped to utilize the type of anesthesia that is best suited for your needs.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is a common anesthetic used by many different dental professionals, including oral surgeons. This anesthesia is used during minor surgical procedures that can be completed quickly. If you’ve ever had a cavity filled, you were likely given a local anesthetic to numb the area before your doctor began his or her work.

Local anesthesia numbs the area in which it is injected, but it will not affect your consciousness. Moore patients who receive this type of anesthesia remain awake during their procedure. While they won’t experience pain, they will be able to feel the pressure of any dental equipment used.

Many times, an oral surgeon will use nitrous oxide in conjunction with local anesthesia. This gas is breathed in through a mask and helps patients relax before they receive their local anesthesia and during their procedure, if needed.

Regardless of whether one or both of these methods are used, you will be able to drive and resume your normal daily activities once you leave the dental chair.

Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Intravenous anesthesia sedation is used by placing an IV into the arm through which medication is titrated in order to provide brief but effective sedation for Moore patients. An oral surgeon like Dr. Seth R. Brooks will use this type of anesthesia for patients who suffer from severe dental anxiety, or when a procedure requires the patient to be unaware of what’s going on around them.

Intravenous anesthesia sedation is preferred by many oral surgeons because it provides deeper anesthesia, but it’s effects are brief. Additionally, this type of anesthesia allows patients to breathe on their own, and their heart rate does not need to be monitored. The effects of IV sedation wear off quickly, but patients will be unable to drive and will require the help of a friend or family member after their procedure. 

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is the type of anesthesia most people associate with surgery. This anesthesia truly puts patients to sleep and provides a more extensive anesthesia experience, as patients wake up with no memory of their procedure.

When you visit an oral surgeon like Dr. Seth R. Brooks, general anesthesia may be required if you need to have extensive oral surgery, such as dental implant placement, severely impacted wisdom teeth removal, or a larger oral surgery procedure such as corrective jaw surgery.

When patients receive general anesthesia, they will be completely unconscious during their procedure. They will be unable to respond to requests, and their breathing and heart rate will both require monitoring. Additionally, Dr. Seth R. Brooks’ patients who receive general anesthesia will not be allowed to drive after their surgery and will require the help of a friend or family member to get home safely.

Call Oral Surgeon, Dr. Seth R. Brooks to Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

No matter the type of oral or maxillofacial surgery you require, Dr. Seth R. Brooks can safely administer any type of anesthesia needed to make you comfortable and keep you safe.

To schedule your initial consultation and find out how he can help you, simply call his office in Moore today at (405) 329-3500.