Keeping Patients Comfortable With Dental Sedation

santa rosa dental sedationWe provide an array of oral and maxillofacial surgeries to help restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. From treating facial trauma to performing general extractions, or rebuilding lost jawbone structure and placing dental implants, we can help with minor and complex surgical procedures. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons explain how we do so comfortably using dental sedation.

We’re Uniquely Qualified!

Our team had years of experience in providing sedation to patients of all ages. We’re licensed and accredited and follow strict health and safety guidelines. In fact, we employ the same safety and monitoring standards as hospital operating rooms. We’re never afraid to implement the latest technologies and measures, and the option chosen for you will be based on multiple factors, including your age and medical history.

Our Anesthesia Options

Local anesthesia is administered to specific areas of your smile, such as the tissues surrounding a tooth facing extraction. General anesthesia is used to put you in a sleep state so you don’t remember your experience at all. We also have IV sedation to provide this, and our trained staff will monitor you throughout the procedure. Other forms include oral sedation, given in pill or liquid form, which lets you enter a deep state of calm that enables you to remain conscious. Nitrous oxide is safe for all ages, and provides a relaxed state with effects that wear off almost immediately once your procedure ends. If the medication will make you feel groggy afterward, we will let you know to arrange for a friend or family member to bring you home.


We will prescribe any necessary medications and provide instructions for their use. We also offer tips for recovery as you rest for the next day or two, so you know how to prevent complications and facilitate a successful healing period. Follow-up visits will be scheduled as well, so our team can monitor the healing process, remove sutures, or move on with the next stage of treatment if necessary.

If you have any questions about our approach to anesthesia and sedation, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to make sure you always feel comfortable and enjoy your time in the office, while continuing your journey to a stronger, healthier smile that looks beautiful.

Would You Like to Learn More?

No matter how minor or complex your treatment will be, we want to make sure you remain calm and comfortable during the whole process. To learn more about our approach to sedation or about any of our oral surgical procedures, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.