Many patients experience high anxiety and stress in general when having any dental treatment. Having an oral surgery treatment can bring additional stress to the already fearful patient. Several medications are available to create a more relaxed, comfortable dental visit. Dr. Patel offers several anesthesia options and after consulting with Dr. Patel, she will determine the best approach for you.
An anesthetic is injected locally at the site of the procedure that makes the area numb and creates a lack of sensation.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing gas)
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over the nose. The gas works to relax the patient to help them feel calm and comfortable.
Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill or liquid. Like nitrous oxide, it will help alleviate anxiety and stress and help the patient feel calm and comfortable. Often this is used as an adjunct to other methods of sedation such as nitrous oxide. This form of anesthesia requires a responsible adult escort to bring the patient to and from the office.
Also known as twilight sleep, this technique produces a state of relaxation making you sleepy but still able to respond. You will likely not remember much if anything afterwards.