Most people experience general anxiety when going to the oral surgeon. Certain procedures and surgeries can be particularly intimidating but sedation can provide a much more stress free, comfortable experience. The utilization of safe, controlled sedation prior to a procedure usually involves easing a patient into complete relaxation. This helps eliminate discomfort, pain, and pre-op anxiety. Sedation helps patients feel much more at ease after the operation as well. During many situations, they little or no memory of the actual moment-to-moment oral surgery procedure.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are experts in outpatient sedation. They offer many anesthetic options to make you as comfortable as possible during your surgical visit. Local anesthetic is always provided during any procedure at our office but we can add an additional layer of comfort upon request.
With oral sedation, a prescription is provided prior to the appointment. When taken at the recommended time before your appointment, the medication can help you relax before the procedure begins. When receiving oral sedation, it's crucial that the patient has a procedure to drive them to and from the oral surgeon’s office.