Many people prefer to be sedated or asleep during their treatment. The surgical team at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons wants every patient to feel as comfortable as possible during their procedure and offer 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.
What kind of anesthesia do you provide?
A local anesthetic is administered in the area that the surgery is performed and can be used in conjunction with other anesthetic options, such as nitrous oxide.
General anesthesia techniques are a wonderful way to have an enjoyable experience in our office. We use the most modern techniques and medications. You will fall asleep quickly and wake up quickly without the extended drowsiness or nausea commonly experienced with general anesthesia in the past. We match your anesthetic duration to your procedure so that you can have a quick recovery in the office and head to the comfort of your home.
Dr. Lieblick and Dr. Rehrer are extensively trained in pediatric anesthesia and are Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified for your child’s safety. Is your child fearful of their procedure? We incorporate techniques for anesthesia induction that requires NO NEEDLES! After your child is comfortably asleep, we obtain an IV that your child will never see or feel. A positive experience in this way will help develop your child’s confidence in healthcare procedures that can last a lifetime.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
IV sedation is administered through an intravenous line and allows you to fall completely asleep throughout the procedure. This option allows for varying degrees of anesthetic depth tailored to your needs. IV anesthesia is commonly used to facilitate surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, bone grafting, and many other surgical procedures. This anesthetic option can also be utilized when patients experience a high level of anxiety.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation is also known as “laughing gas” and is commonly utilized when patients would like assistance in relaxing before the procedure. A mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is administered to you to help keep you comfortable.
Hospital or Surgery Center-Based General Anesthesia
If you undergo an extensive procedure, such as facial trauma surgery or jaw reconstruction, you may undergo general anesthesia in a hospital or surgery center, which is administered by an anesthesiologist.
Can my oral surgeon administer anesthesia?
Yes! 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.