Keeping Our Patients Comfortable During Oral Surgery

santa rosa oral surgeryOur team offers an array or oral surgery options to help rebuild and restore the health of your smile, from jawbone grafting and sinus lifts, to implant placements and even tooth extraction. But what can we do to make the procedure a comfortable one for our patients? In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons discuss anesthesia and sedation.

Local Anesthesia

We know that for those undergoing an oral surgical procedure could be anxiety inducing, and that many people already have issues with dental anxiety. We don’t want your discomfort or fears to stand between you and the healthy, strong smile you deserve. Fortunately, our team is trained in a variety of methods of administering local anesthesia to numb areas receiving treatment. We’re also ready to discuss your questions and address your concerns, and help you understand what to expect from your treatment experience. Along with administering local and general anesthesia, we could also provide Valium too.

Dental Sedation

Dental sedation is another means of ensuring your comfort through the procedure. We have multiple options available. The most common is nitrous oxide, which we administer through a mask over the nose. You inhale the gas and enter a euphoric state, with little to no memory of the experience but able to respond to the dentist if necessary. The effects wear off quickly. For a deeper state, we could administer a pill or liquid prior to the procedure. You still remain conscious and able to respond the dentist, but will have no memory of the procedure. The effects will take time to wear off. The final and strongest option is IV, which is administered by a trained anesthesiologist who will monitor your throughout the procedure too. Our team is licensed and accredited, and we always follow strict health and safety guidelines. We can offer these options safely to children, adults, and seniors.

Aftercare

Our team will also provide detailed aftercare instructions to facilitate a complication-free healing period. We can prescribe medications, schedule follow-ups, and make sure you understand how to avoid common complaints and complications as you heal. If you have any questions about how we ensure the comfort of each patient, or about our options for addressing missing teeth, facial trauma, or loss of jawbone density, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Oral Surgery?

Our team understands how to make your experience a comfortable one, so you can obtain a better smile without anxiety or discomfort. To learn more about how we help improve the health, beauty, and function of your smile, or to schedule a consultation, call Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.