The surgeons, staff of RNs, and certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery are 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. All oral surgeries require some type of anesthesia, whether it’s 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. 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
These are the types of anesthesia we offer at our practice:
- Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is injected into the surgical site. It is used in all oral surgery procedures, often along with other forms of anesthesia. With local anesthesia, you are fully conscious throughout surgery but feel no pain in the surgical area, and there are no restrictions regarding meals before surgery. You will be able to drive yourself home after surgery. Simpler surgeries like some extractions and soft tissue procedures may require local anesthesia alone.
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is an inhaled gas that has a pain-controlling and calming effect while allowing you to remain conscious. The gas is inhaled through a mask around your nose and is used along with a local anesthetic. The effects wear off soon after the mask is removed so you will not require a designated driver to drive you home.
- Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream, causing a sleep-like state. You will have no awareness of the procedure taking place. Patients will not be able to eat or drink for at least eight hours before undergoing IV anesthesia. Wisdom teeth extractions, dental implant procedures, and other more involved outpatient procedures are commonly done with a combination of IV sedation and local anesthesia. You will need a designated driver to take you home after your procedure if you receive IV sedation.
Your comfort and peace of mind are important to us. Please review this information carefully so that you are fully informed of the choices we offer at our oral surgery practice in Avon, CT.
Anesthesia Options in Avon, CT
Drs. Lieblich, Fletcher, and Gill at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery in Avon, CT, are trained and qualified to administer several types of anesthesia for your oral surgery procedure. Please give us a call at our office to schedule a consultation with one of the oral surgeons for your customized treatment plan and to discuss available anesthesia options with you.