Your Comfort Matters

The oral surgeons at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery want you to be as comfortable and relaxed during your surgery as possible, which is why we provide several anesthesia options. Our surgeons are extensively trained to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation to help you feel comfortable during surgery. Make an appointment with one of our oral surgeons today to determine which type of anesthesia is right for you and your procedure.

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 you’re wondering what type of anesthesia to receive for your procedure, the friendly team at the Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery can help. We look forward to assisting you with the most optimal choice that will be best suited to meeting all needs, whether it’s sleep or pain relief. Contact us at (704) 799-3555 to schedule your consultation.