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Sedation During Oral Surgery
Looking into your oral surgery sedation options? Smart. While dental sedation is often used to help patients who are dealing with any level of fear and/or anxiety help find the relief they need so they can make it to the dental office, sedation is also necessary for those who need to undergo oral surgery. Making a choice that is right for you is important; ready to learn more?
Wondering how important your oral surgery sedation choice is when you find out you need to undergo surgery in or around your mouth? It is very important, as dental sedation not only makes it so you do not feel any discomfort or pain during the surgical process, it also helps to remove any anxiety or fear you are experiencing. It is also important for any sedation to be administered by someone who is specifically trained in administering sedation, as this ensures the anesthesia is given in a safe manner.
Oral surgery sedation options
The list below includes three of the more common sedation options dental patients can choose from when in need of oral surgery.
Local anesthesia is a common sedation option for dental patients who are in need of minor oral surgery. It is a numbing medication that requires a dental professional to carefully inject the anesthesia into the area that is undergoing treatment. The patient will remain completely awake during the oral procedure and it only takes a few minutes for the patient to start feeling the effects. Local anesthesia is considered to be a very safe option and comes with very few side effects.
IV sedation is another option available to dental patients who need to undergo oral surgery. This sedation option works intravenously and offers a deeper level of sedation, which is beneficial for patients who need to undergo a more invasive oral surgical process. While this type of sedation is very effective in providing patients with a deeper level of calmness and tranquility, the overall effects do not last very long, making it a popular option when given a choice.
General anesthesia is a sedation choice that puts dental patients to sleep, which means they will remember nothing about the surgical procedure. This type of sedation is often necessary for dental patients who need to undergo a more intensive oral surgical procedure, like having an impacted wisdom tooth removed or having multiple dental implants placed. Since the patient will be completely unconscious during the procedure, it is necessary for them to arrange for a ride home after the procedure is over.
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