Many patients express feeling anxious before a surgical procedure. This is a normal feeling, and the surgical staff at Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery strives to ensure that patients feel as comfortable as possible for their procedure. We offer several options for sedation and anesthesia when you undergo an oral surgical procedure at Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery. The type of sedation utilized depends on the patient preference and the type of surgical procedure.
Local Anesthesia – an anesthetic applied directly to the area of removal
Nitrous Oxide – also known as laughing gas, an anesthetic option used in congruence with other anesthetic options to calm anxiety during the procedure
Sedation Anesthesia – administered through an intravenous (IV) line that suppresses your consciousness during the procedure
General Anesthesia – an anesthetic inhaled through the nose that causes you to lose consciousness during the procedure
Are oral surgeons qualified to administer anesthesia?
Absolutely! Oral surgeons must receive and complete extensive training in order to gain valuable experience operating with anesthesia before they go into oral surgery practice. The training and hands-on experience include administering operating room anesthesia in hospitals, as well as in-office anesthesia in specialty facilities. Oral surgeons, like Dr. Scott Warren, receive the highest level of licensure for dental practitioners to administer anesthesia. This allows him to induce deep sleep/administer general anesthesia, unlike the majority of general dentists.
If you have any questions prior to your procedure, please feel free to ask our friendly office staff and skilled surgical team. We are happy to help you in any way possible and answer your questions so you feel comfortable with your procedure. It is our goal to ensure that you are fully informed and at ease prior to receiving treatment and that you completely understand the pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure optimal recovery.
If you are in need of wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, or another oral surgery, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Warren. At Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery, we strive to do everything in our power to offer a comfortable procedure and rapid recovery following your surgery.