Your Comfort Matters

Take your relaxation to a new level with the anesthesia options at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Denver, North Carolina. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons know that your comfort and care come first, which is why we provide three different forms of anesthesia – local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Depending on the nature of your surgery and your personal preference, we will work hand-in-hand with you to determine which is right for your individual treatment plan.

There are three main choices for anesthesia

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.

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.

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

The oral and maxillofacial team at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Denver, North Carolina, are here to ensure your dental procedures are as easy and comfortable as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at (704) 820-2982, and let us create a customized treatment plan that elevates your oral health.