Oral Surgery Procedures
SEDATION DENTISTRY FOR SOOTHING TREATMENT
At Associated Oral and Implant Surgeons your comfort and well-being are our top priority. We understand oral surgery can be stressful for some, and is why we offer multiple sedation dentistry services. Together, we can determine which level of sedation is appropriate for you, based on your comfort level and the type of procedure being completed. All of our doctors are certified in administering sedation and can help you feel relaxed, comfortable and anxiety-free during treatment.
Used to numb an area where treatment will occur, local anesthetic blocks sensations of pain. Commonly combined with other forms of sedation dentistry, patients typically experience only a slight feeling of pressure at the surgery location after local anesthetic.
Administered as a pill several hours before your surgery, this sedation will relax you and put you in a sleepy state. After surgery the effects will linger, so patients will need someone to drive them home.
A quick and effective form of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide is delivered via a mask worn over the nose during treatment. This nitrous oxide gas is quick to take effect, providing a relaxed feeling, and once the gas is removed, the effect quickly wears off.
The ultimate in sedation dentistry, our doctors are all IV certified to provide this service intravenously. IV sedation puts you in a state of complete relaxation, and most patients do not even remember the procedure being performed. Afterward, a family member or friend will need to take you home.
Typically performed in a hospital setting, general anesthesia will put you to sleep during your procedure. This is usually reserved for more complex procedures. You will likely have no recollection of the treatments performed and will need someone to take you home afterward.The ultimate in sedation dentistry, our doctors are all IV certified to provide this service intravenously. IV sedation puts you in a state of complete relaxation, and most patients do not even remember the procedure being performed. Afterward, a family member or friend will need to take you home.
Feeling relaxed during your treatment is beneficial to both you and the doctors. You will be more comfortable and able to receive the care you need during one appointment, whereas otherwise treatments may need to be split into multiple appointments. Many patients also enjoy an enhanced dental experience overall. Sedation dentistry often changes the relationship and thought of visiting an oral surgeon to a positive experience.