A Close Look At Our Anesthesia And Sedation Options

santa rosa sedationWhether you’re having a wisdom tooth removed or a dental implant placed, we want to ensure that your oral surgery experience is a comfortable and relaxing one, so you have a positive experience in our office. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons talk about how we keep patients calm and comfortable with anesthesia and dental sedation. We will look at the different options and explain how they can help you enjoy your time in our office!

Our Oral Surgery Expertise

Our team is experienced in providing oral surgery for patients of all ages, from pediatrics to seniors, and we can do so with precision and comfort. Our doctors are members of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Team, and we follow strict operating room guidelines and protocols. We are also licensed and board-certified to administer calming agents too. We have the knowledge and experience to offer your optimal oral health and stunning smiles.

Treatment That Require Calming Agent

Our team could recommend this for those who are undergoing tooth extraction, dental implant placement, treatment for facial trauma or injuries, or those receiving jawbone grafting or sinus lifts. We can conduct oral surgery and address common oral pathologies too. Our calming solutions can also help those with severe dental anxiety obtain care in a calm and comfortable environment, so they can receive the care needed to smile with confidence again. If you have special needs, then we can also use sedation to help you enjoy a positive experience in our office.

Choosing the Right Medication for Your

Our team will choose your anesthesia and sedation option based on multiple factors, such as age, weight, medical history, or dental history. We also take any medications you’re currently on into account, and will assess your anxiety levels and special needs too. Every person is different, so we will make sure the sedation you’re receiving is adequate.

Dental Sedation

For minor procedures, we may numb the area being treated with a local anesthesia, or provide dental sedation for those undergoing more advanced procedures. For sedation, we have three different options to choose from. Nitrous oxide is administered through a mask over your nos. You inhale a gas that causes an instant state of calm and euphoria, with effects that last only as long as the procedure. You will still be conscious and able to respond to the dentist, but will likely have little memory of the procedure. Once the treatment ends, the effects wear off and you drive yourself home or even return to work or school. This is a mild option and safe for kids and adults alike.

Oral conscious sedation is a deeper form of calming, but one that still keeps you conscious and able to respond to the dentist as needed. You take the medications in a pill or liquid form prior to the procedure, and enter a deep state of calm with little to no memory of the procedure. We recommend arriving in comfortable clothing and making sure someone is one hand to take you home afterward, as the effects take time to wear off and could leave you feeling a little groggy.

The deepest form of calming is IV, and is administered intravenously. We will monitor you the entire time, and you will enter a deep state of almost sleep-like calm, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. The effects take time to wear off, so be sure you have a friend or family on hand to take you home. A trained anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout the process too.

Following your treatment, we will send you home with detailed aftercare instructions and any prescriptions necessary to aid in the healing process. We will see you in a follow-up visit too. If you have any questions about how we ensure patient comfort with our anesthesia and sedation options, or if you would like to schedule a visit for oral surgery, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful smile, and we also take time to ensure better facial esthetics too.

Learn More About Dental Sedation in Santa Rosa, CA

Our team wants to ensure you feel calm and relaxed when you undergo treatment with our team! To learn more about our calming medications, give us a call at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at (707)545-4625 today! You don’t have to avoid care due to anxiety or special needs, or fears about discomfort, as we can help ensure your visit is positive and comfortable, and that you remain calm and relaxed.