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Anesthesia Options

A Comfortable Surgical Experience

Many people prefer to be sedated during their treatment. The surgical team at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons wants every patient to feel as comfortable as possible during their procedure and offers various forms of anesthesia in our offices. During your consultation, we will review your health history and help you make an informed decision on which anesthesia option will make you the most comfortable during your time in the office. The method suggested may vary based on your preference and the nature of the surgical procedure.

Dr. Russell Lieblick and Dr. Brandon Rehrer proudly offer these options to patients at all of our offices located in Gresham, The Dalles, Milwaukie, OR, and Camas, WA.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer several options for anesthesia to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Board-Certified Anesthesia Specialists

All oral surgeons must undergo extensive training and gain valuable experience in the medical field performing anesthesia as part of their residency training before they go into oral surgery practice. This training and hands-on experience include the administration of operating room anesthesia in hospitals, as well as in-office anesthesia in specialty facilities. They have received the highest level of licensure for dental practitioners to perform anesthesia, which allows them to perform deep sleep or general anesthesia.

EXPAREL® for Post-Operative Pain Relief

At Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, our top priority is providing each patient with the most comfortable surgical experience. This means staying on the forefront of technology and alternative treatments, such as non-narcotic alternatives to pain relief. In addition to providing in-office sedation for your comfort, we are also proud to use EXPAREL, an alternative to prescription pain medication following surgery.

EXPAREL has proven to be highly effective for extended periods, making the need for patients to fill prescription medications virtually non-existent. This alternative to opioids does not contain narcotics, which means there is no risk of dependence or other negative side effects commonly associated with prescription narcotics. One dose of EXPAREL administered during surgery provides long-lasting pain relief. Learn more about this safe alternative on our EXPAREL page.

How Does EXPAREL Work?

Your oral surgeon will administer the medication to the surgical site at the end of your procedure. The effects are immediate and will last several days, helping you avoid discomfort. By the time the effects have worn off, you should have little to no need for additional pain medication.

To learn more about EXPAREL, feel free to visit the official EXPAREL website.

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