Your Comfort Matters
We take your comfort to the next level with safe and effective anesthesia options. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained in evaluating, administering, and monitoring patients under anesthesia, and they have the capabilities to deliver a comfortable dental experience. Whether you prefer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation, we work closely with you to determine which fits best with your individual circumstances. To learn more, read our anesthesia guide and contact us 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
Is anxiety around surgical procedures stopping you from getting the necessary treatment for your oral issues? Consult with our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Matthews, North Carolina. We are here to provide you with customized care, utmost compassion, and elevated solutions that put your mind and worries at ease. Give us a call today at (704) 846-1166.