Your Comfort Matters

At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Concord, North Carolina, we are passionate about providing excellent patient comfort and safety, which is why we offer multiple forms of outpatient anesthesia. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons administer all types of anesthesia, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Depending on your needs, preferences, and comfort level, we will work closely with you to determine the right option for your unique situation.

There are three main choices for anesthesia

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Local 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.

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Nitrous Oxide

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.

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IV Sedation

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

If worries and anxiety about dental discomfort keep you from a healthy, happy smile, consult the oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery. We are here to put your mind at ease and optimize your comfort during surgery with elevated anesthesia options. Contact us at (704) 788-1192 to learn more.