Your Comfort Matters
Our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in evaluating, delivering, and monitoring patients under anesthesia. They strive to put your anxieties at ease and prioritize your comfort. From local anesthesia to IV sedation, we provide the best options to fit your individual needs. Learn more about these options below, and get in touch with our oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Columbia, South Carolina, if you have any 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
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are committed to providing the best possible experience. If you have questions about our anesthesia choices or want to learn more about our comprehensive dental treatments, call (803) 973-4530 and consult one of our friendly doctors. Let’s work together to find the ideal solution for you.