Your Comfort Matters

At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Greenwood, South Carolina, we are passionate about making you as comfortable as possible during treatment. By providing three anesthesia options—local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation—we can work together to ease your apprehensions and elevate your care. You can trust that our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have trained extensively in administering anesthesia to achieve optimal results. Learn more about your available options.

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

You can expect first-class care, exceptional service, and elevated comfort from the Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Greenwood, South Carolina. Contact us at (864) 751-9972 to learn more about your anesthesia options or schedule a consultation with one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.