Your Comfort Matters
At Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, we hear several questions frequently. One of the most common questions: is my oral surgery procedure going to be painful? We assure you that your comfort and safety are our top concerns, and to ensure the best possible surgery experience, we provide in-house sedation options, including anesthesia. We are pleased to promote the well-being of patients from throughout the Anderson, SC, community.
There are three main choices for anesthesia
Local anesthesia provides numbness directly where it is administered. It does not affect consciousness, so the patient remains awake while the feelings of discomfort are eliminated. Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor procedures.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that the patient inhales to alleviate feelings of anxiety. It does not cause the patient to lose consciousness. It is often used together with local anesthesia.
IV sedation is commonly used for moderate to extensive oral or facial surgery procedures. This type of sedation is administered directly into the patient’s vein. Since amnesia (forgetfulness) is a common side effect of the medication, most patients who use IV sedation do not remember their procedure.
Learn More About Anesthesia
Our in-house anesthesia options help keep you safe and comfortable while ensuring the most convenient possible surgical experience. Find out more about the sedation options that we provide. Contact Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery in Anderson, SC, at (864) 226-8559.