Many people are nervous or anxious about dentistry and particularly about oral surgery.
Dr. Smith, Dr. Walters, Dr. Ferguson or Dr. James will review your medical history, x-rays, perform an examination and discuss your procedure including anesthesia recommendations.
Put simply, this involves carefully using the injection of local anesthesia, waiting 10 to 15 minutes and then performing the procedure. This is simple, blocks the pain perception, but you would know the procedure is being done because you feel pressure and hear the noises associated with dentistry.
This is an advanced technique involving the use of starting an IV, monitoring your vital signs and administering medications to make you feel relaxed,tranquil and amnesic (can’t remember the procedure). This is essentially like being under general anesthesia without many of the risks. Local anesthesia is still used, but you don’t feel or remember the injection. The procedure is safe, and is excellent for people with fear for a difficult or long procedure. It is designed to make your care a pleasant experience.
Many patients choose local anesthesia for a single tooth extraction, but many choose IV sedation based on their anxiety and previous dental experiences.
A responsible adult MUST accompany patient to the office for transportation
No food or drink at least 6 hrs before appointment