Your Comfort Matters

If you have any anxiety about surgery, you can rest assured that our extensively trained surgeons go above and beyond to ensure your comfort. We have several licensed anesthesia providers on hand and provide local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation to deliver a stress-free experience. At your consultation, you and your doctor will work together to determine which type of anesthesia is right for your individual needs. Contact us if you have any additional questions.

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

Don’t let your oral problems go untreated due to anxiety around surgery. At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery, we are ready to address your concerns through compassionate care and comprehensive anesthesia solutions. You can trust that we will deliver a comfortable and relaxing experience. Contact us at (864) 268-6417 to learn more.