oral surgeon North OklahomaDid you know that an oral surgeon can receive additional education and training for anesthesia certification? Since oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform procedures such as placing dental implants, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, and jaw surgery, anesthetic medicine is often used to promote patient comfort and precise treatment.

There are varying levels of sedation and analgesic medication that have different applications in medicine depending on the nature of the condition and treatment. For example, a tooth extraction may only require a local anesthetic and mild sedative while a more in-depth procedure such as a bone graft may require stronger medications.

Sedation Methods

Mild sedatives and anesthetics are used for shorter procedures and for those who have phobias of receiving oral healthcare treatment. Mild local anesthetics are gently injected into the site where treatment is performed and mild sedatives may be administered via nasal mask (nitrous oxide) or through oral tablets (anti-anxiety) medication. Anti-anxiety medication normally belongs to the benzodiazepine family of drugs and helps reduce feelings of worry or panic while also increasing feelings of relaxation. Oral medications do have a sedative effect and will impair motor function so it is important for patients receiving this type of medication to arrange for transportation before and after treatment. 

Anesthesia allows our doctors to perform many types of treatment with precision while also allowing our guests to enjoy a relaxing and positive experience.

Another method for improving comfort and relaxation is through medication delivered intravenously. IV sedation or anesthesia is stronger than oral and local anesthetics; however, it allows for greater control over its effects and dosage. Our team utilizes FDA-approved medication for anesthesia, and during treatment we closely monitor vitals such as respiratory rate, heart rate, and exhaled gases to ensure the utmost safety of our patients. In addition to the extensive precautions we take, our entire staff has received CPR training and our surgeons hold certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Anesthesia allows our doctors to perform many types of treatment with precision while also allowing our guests to enjoy a relaxing and positive experience.

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