Oral surgery could be used to address missing teeth, riper facial trauma, and even rebuild smiles with grafting and sinus lifts. But regardless of your procedure, we want to make sure you feel calm and comfortable when you’re in our office. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons talk about sedation and anesthesia.
Choosing the Right Sedation
We have a number of options available, but the one we recommend will depend on a number of factors, such as your medical history, the extent of your procedure, your anxiety levels, and age and weight. Both our doctors and our team members have been trained extensively in the administration of anesthesia and sedation, and we will also use the latest technologies and medications as part of the process. We’re licensed and accredited, and follow the same strict guidelines used in hospital operating rooms. We’re ready to help patients from pediatrics to the elderly.
Our Calming Options
We have local anesthesia if we need to numb specific portions of your smile. We also have nitrous oxide sedation, which is administered through a mask over the nose. The gas helps people enter a calm state, and the effects wear off right away when the procedure ends. In fact, many people drive themselves home or return to work or school. For deeper calming, we could recommend oral sedation, taken in pill or liquid form before the procedure begins. You will have little to no memory of the treatment, and the effects wear off after a few hours. You may need someone to bring you home afterward. The deepest form is IV sedation, and we will monitor you throughout the entire process.
We will provide detailed aftercare instructions for our patients, from prescribed medications to changes to your daily routine for the first day or two. We want to facilitate a fast healing process that is free of complications. We will check in with follow-up visits. If you have a severely infected or damaged tooth, or wisdom teeth that need removal, we can help. Oral surgery can also mean securing dental implants and implant dentures, or performing jaw surgery to improve your smile’s function and health. If you have any questions about our procedures, or about how we keep you calm and relaxed during your time in our office, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile!
Do You Have Any Questions About Anesthesia?
We would like to help you stay calm and comfortable during your oral surgery. To learn more about our calming solutions, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.