Your Comfort Matters

From beginning to end, our compassionate doctors strive to ensure patients feel comfortable and at ease before, during, and after their procedure, which is why we offer three different forms of anesthesia to suit the complexity of your individual treatment. Whether you prefer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation, we will work closely to determine which is right for you. Explore the details of each anesthesia option and if you have any questions, get in touch with our practice in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

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

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery are proud to offer exceptional care and compassion at our state-of-the-art practice in Simpsonville, South Carolina. You can trust that through specialized anesthesia services and customized treatment plans, we will deliver a safe and comfortable experience. Contact us at (864) 881-3318 to learn more.