Your Comfort Matters
At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery, we prioritize your comfort and care, which is why we provide several anesthesia options to ensure you are at ease before, during, and after your treatment. Our team trained extensively in administering all forms of anesthesia to minimize discomfort during surgery. Whether you prefer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation, you can trust that we will deliver a pleasant experience. Learn more about our anesthesia services, and contact us if you have any additional questions.
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
It can be difficult to choose between the different types of anesthesia. If you need help uncovering which is best for you and your individual treatment plan, reach out to our friendly team of doctors at (704) 347-3900. We look forward to helping you feel comfortable and confident moving forward with your procedure.