Your Comfort Matters
In order to perform some of our oral and maxillofacial surgeries, your surgeon may need to administer anesthesia. This is to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure, as well as minimize any discomfort you may experience. At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in north Greenville, we offer three forms of anesthesia: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Depending on your unique needs, type of surgery, and personal preference, we will work with you to choose which is best for you.
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.
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If you need oral or maxillofacial care in the north Greenville area, trust the experienced team at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery. We take care, compassion, and comfort to a new level with various anesthesia options customized to fit your individual treatment plan. Contact our doctors at (864) 714-1800 if you have any questions.