Your Comfort Matters

At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery, we pride ourselves on delivering a quality service that prioritizes your comfort and care. For this reason, our oral surgeons train extensively in administering all forms of anesthesia, so you are at ease before, during, or after your surgery with us. We offer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation to deliver a pleasant dental experience. Meet with one of our surgeons today to determine which type of anesthesia is best for you.

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

If you need help uncovering which type of anesthesia will work best for your individual treatment plan, reach out to our friendly team of doctors at (910) 725-1403, and we’ll be happy to assist with any questions or concerns.