General Anesthesia

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Local Anesthesia

With Local anesthesia patients remain fully conscious throughout their procedure. A local anesthetic (e.g. lidocaine) is administered in the area where the surgery is to be performed. Local anesthetic is used in conjunction with the other methods of anesthesia in all oral surgery

procedures.

Nitrous Oxide

This is a controlled mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen that patients breathe through a mask placed over your nose. Nitrous Oxide allows you to feel relaxed and less nervous during the treatment.

IV Sedation/ Conscious Sedation

IV sedation works by administering sedatives intravenously in order to work quickly. Patients are conscious and capable of responding to your Doctor’s visual signals; however, you may not remember much about your appointment.

IV General Anesthesia

This is a Moderate to Deep Sedation in which sedative drugs are administered intravenously and provide full and unconscious sedation for the patient’s comfort.

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