Anesthesia Options

Feel at Ease During Your Oral Surgery

Our team at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery is concerned with your comfort and will spend the time to make you as comfortable as possible for your procedure. At your initial consultation, you and your doctor will decide on your anesthesia for the procedure. You can be confident that the appropriate anesthesia option will be chosen based on factors such as your general health, the type of procedure you are having, and your personal preferences.

Types of Anesthesia

Our surgeons offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation options so that patients remain as comfortable as possible.

Oral Surgeons: The Anesthesia Experts

Drs. Lieblich, Fletcher, Gill, and Ambrogio at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery, are trained and qualified to administer all types of anesthesia and sedation. Whereas a general dentist can only administer local anesthesia to numb the affected area, oral surgeons are trained to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and general anesthesia during their oral surgery residency program. When a patient requires more complex care or anesthesia, general dentists refer them to an oral surgery practice.

Nearly all oral surgeries require anesthesia, whether it’s only a local numbing agent or IV sedation. Our surgeons are fully trained and qualified to administer several types of office-based anesthesia, and each of our staff members is trained in assisting with anesthesia, including IV anesthesia. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

EXPAREL® for Long-Lasting Pain Control After Surgery

There is a growing opioid crisis in the United States, with the rate of overdose deaths steadily rising. As part of our commitment to providing the highest level of patient-centered care since 1985, our oral surgeons offer the addition of EXPAREL to our surgical treatment plans.

EXPAREL is a powerful, proven, and opioid-free pain management medication that is administered by your oral surgeon directly to your surgical site while you are still under anesthesia, to safely reduce your post-surgical pain for 3–4 days after your procedure. The use of this innovative medication by oral surgeons is effectively heading off opioid misuse, addiction, and side effects before they have a chance to begin.

  • No risk of opioid dependence and withdrawal; EXPAREL is not a narcotic medication
  • Postpone or eliminate the need to fill prescription narcotic pain medications
  • No gap in pain control after surgery; one dose of this sustained-release medication is administered during your surgery and will already be controlling your post-operative discomfort before the anesthesia wears off

With EXPAREL, you will experience powerful post-operative relief from discomfort without the need for opioid-based narcotic pain medications. For more information about EXPAREL or to schedule your consultation, please contact our practice today.

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