Types of Anesthesia
We Value Your Comfort
Our team at Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery believes in contributing to a positive and successful surgical experience. Every patient deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their care, and we offer many anesthesia and sedation options to choose from for any type of oral surgery procedure.
We understand that undergoing a surgical procedure can be stressful. When working with patients who are nervous, Dr. Liberty and Dr. Song take the extra time to talk about their feelings and address their concerns. Anesthesia and sedation is a safe and effective way to manage pain and help our patients feel more at ease during treatment.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer many anesthesia and sedation options for your safety and comfort.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry aims to provide patients with a positive and comfortable dental experience. Some patients avoid the treatment they need because of traumatic experiences in the past, fear of pain, or lack of knowledge about the process. Offering sedation dentistry allows our team to administer the necessary care while contributing to a positive and beneficial experience for patients.
Anesthesia and sedation can benefit the oral surgery experience if you or your child experience:
- General anxiety
- Fear of needles
- Strong gag reflex
- Tooth sensitivity
- Low pain threshold
- Difficulty sitting still
Many children and adults qualify for anesthesia or sedation. During the consultation appointment, we will talk about your concerns, your level of anxiety, and the complexity of your treatment to determine the right option.
Can Any Dentist Perform Sedation?
General dentists are qualified to use local anesthesia and laughing gas. These options are great for simple tooth extractions or other types of restorative, cosmetic, and general dental treatments. Oral surgeons, however, are the only dental professionals who receive the training and qualifications to administer all types of anesthesia.
When a patient requires oral and maxillofacial surgery and any type of anesthesia beyond a local anesthetic, they are referred to an oral surgeon. During their residency training, oral surgeons learn how to administer anesthesia while monitoring the patient’s health and safety. They are the experts in performing surgeries to the head, neck, mouth, and face, and ensuring a comfortable surgical procedure.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
At Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery, we always prioritize health and safety. Our staff monitors vital signs during surgery and our doctors are well-versed in emergency medical care. We evaluate your health and medical history to avoid any interference with anesthesia or sedation options. This includes going over medical conditions and current medications in order to ensure a safe experience. When administered by licensed professionals, such as Dr. Liberty and Dr. Song, anesthesia and sedation is a safe and effective element to oral surgery care.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
The biggest benefit of anesthesia and sedation is that patients can feel comfortable and receive the care they need. After patients have a positive experience at our practice, they often find that oral surgery and other dental care can be easy and comfortable with the use of anesthesia or sedation. These options also make it possible to administer care to patients with special needs or those who may not be able to undergo general anesthesia, but can safely undergo other options.
How to Prepare for Anesthesia or Sedation Dentistry
Our team will outline all of your instructions during your first visit. If you are undergoing IV sedation or general anesthesia, there are certain steps you must take to prepare for your procedure. Following these instructions will help ensure your safety and help us provide the smoothest possible surgical experience. Call one of our offices if you have questions before, during, or after your procedure.
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