Your Comfort Matters
Your comfort and care are of utmost importance at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Rock Hill, South Carolina. We provide a wide range of anesthesia options to ensure a safe and relaxing oral and maxillofacial surgery experience. From local anesthesia to IV sedation, our surgeons are highly-trained and qualified in administering all varieties of anesthesia to minimize our patients’ level of apprehension. Learn more about your anesthesia choices below, and contact us if you have any additional 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
Are you ready to take the next step towards improved oral health and wellness? Schedule a consultation today with one of the knowledgeable doctors at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery in Rock Hill, South Carolina, at (803) 207-8318. Let’s work together to build a customized treatment plan for you and determine which type of anesthesia is right for you.