Dental anesthesia makes you comfortable when undergoing dental procedures and surgeries. At Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the expert team provides safe and effective anesthesia for oral surgeries like dental implants and wisdom teeth extraction. To find out more about anesthesia for oral surgery, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
The type of anesthesia used depends on the procedure you undergo and your level of apprehension and anxiety. The team at Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery may recommend:
Twilight sedation, or intravenous sedation, helps you feel comfortable while undergoing dental procedures. A sedative is delivered intravenously (directly) into your veins. You’re alert enough to answer basic questions during your procedure, but won’t remember most of the event or feel any kind of discomfort. Patients under twilight sedation are calm, at ease, and relaxed as they drift in and out of sleep.
You need to have a driver take you home after twilight sedation.
Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is delivered via a mask that fits over your nose and mouth. This method of sedation is safe and leaves you in control of all your bodily functions. You may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep while under laughing gas.
Laughing gas levels can be adjusted during the procedure to deliver more or less sedation as needed. You feel relaxed during your procedure, but have no lasting aftereffects or the feeling of a “hangover.”
You can drive home after your appointment. It works rapidly but has a quick recovery.
Patients who have extreme dental anxiety or require extensive surgical work may choose general anesthesia. This requires your surgeon to have completed a course of hospital-based anesthesia training and an in-office evaluation by a state dental board-appointed examiner.
General anesthesia puts you to sleep entirely. You don’t remember or feel anything about your procedure. You’re completely unconscious, have no pain, and all of your muscles relax.
The team at Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery works with you to determine the right level of anesthesia for your procedure. If you’re having oral surgery, like dental implants or wisdom teeth extraction, you also have a local anesthetic applied along with laughing gas or twilight sedation.
To discuss your anesthesia options, call Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.