Before an oral surgery, or any dental procedure, many patients express feeling anxiety — this is completely normal, and the surgical staff at our office wants to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible for the duration of your procedure. We offer many anesthesia options and forms of sedation for when you undergo any oral surgical procedure. The methods used often depend on the preference of the patient and the nature of the surgical procedure.
Are oral surgeons qualified to administer anesthesia?
Yes! Oral surgeons must complete extensive training and gain valuable experience performing anesthesia before they administer anesthesia or sedation for any oral surgery procedures. This training and hands-on experience includes in-office anesthesia in specialty facilities as well as the administration of operating room anesthesia in hospitals. They have received the highest level of licensure for dental practitioners to offer anesthesia, which allows them to perform deep sleep or general anesthesia, unlike the majority of general dentists.