Anesthesia is a type of preventive drug given to patients in a gas or injection form to generate a painless and comfortable atmosphere when receiving oral surgery. There are four specific types of anesthesia that our practice administers to patients at Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center. Our oral surgeons will discuss anesthesia options with you during your consultation before your surgical operation.
Local anesthesia, IV sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) with local anesthesia, and general anesthesia are the four types our oral surgeons trust. Drs. Alexander, Chien, Kheradpir, and Barnhart all have years of training overseeing anesthesia in patients receiving oral surgery to preserve their smiles. You may contact one of our office staff to schedule an oral exam and consultation at any of our offices to begin creating your treatment plan including your choice of anesthesia.
Types of Anesthesia
Local Anesthesia. This is a numbing injection of the surgical area to prevent pain or discomfort during surgery. The patient will remain fully conscious and aware of the oral procedure from start to finish.
IV Sedation. The patient is put into a sleep-like state and will wake up once the surgery is complete. We ask anyone receiving this form of anesthesia to follow the rule of no food or drink at least eight hours before surgery.
Nitrous Oxide with Local Anesthesia. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) combined with local anesthesia permits a patient to remain conscious during treatment. The laughing gas portion of this anesthesia creates a calming and relaxing environment for a patient without stress or discomfort.
General Anesthesia. General anesthesia is administered to patients undergoing a serious treatment in a hospital setting. The patient is unconscious during oral surgery. We ask that patients abide by the rule of no food or drink before the procedure for a minimum of eight hours.
Anesthesia at Our Practice
Our oral surgeons are more than happy to discuss all possibilities regarding anesthesia for your oral health during your consultation. At Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, our priority is creating a trusting and welcoming environment for every patient visit. Our office staff will assist you in scheduling your consultation and procedure appointments and address any questions or concerns about your visit with us. We look forward to meeting with you.