We want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment process. To achieve this goal, we offer multiple anesthesia options for your procedure. Our oral surgeons have years of residency training and experience when it comes to administering anesthesia, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a trained professional at our offices.
We offer the following anesthesia/sedation options for our patients:
- Local anesthesia
- Nitrous oxide sedation
- Oral sedation
- IV (intravenous) sedation
- IV general anesthesia
Local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and oral sedation are all methods of conscious sedation. The local anesthesia will numb the area of surgery, allowing you to feel no pain, while the nitrous oxide or oral sedation can help relax patients and reduce anxiety before surgery.
IV sedation and IV general anesthesia are used for longer, more extensive procedures. IV sedation allows the patient to fall into a sleep-like state and wake up once the procedure is over. Most patients find that their surgery is done before they even know it has started. General anesthesia is used for more serious hospital-based procedures, such as repairing severe facial injuries.
Anesthesia at Alexandria Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Your surgeon will help you choose an anesthesia that fits your needs and preferences during your consultation appointment. Our staff is highly trained to handle anesthesia administration, and our offices are all equipped with reliable monitoring equipment for your safety. If you have any questions about the anesthesia options we offer at our practice, feel free to contact one of our offices in Alexandria, LA, or Vidalia, LA, for more information.