Whether you are feeling restless, your palms are sweating, or you have a nervous stomach, you are probably experiencing the uneasy feelings that may accompany surgical treatment. Many patients visit their oral surgeon and worry about their comfort level during their procedure. Thankfully, oral surgeons have vast expertise and training to offer in-office sedation, making them distinctively qualified.
If you are having a procedure that involves administering anesthesia, it is important to understand the risks and ensure that you are in the hands of a trained professional. Side effects of anesthesia include lightheadedness, minor backache or low blood pressure as well as more serious conditions such as the inability to breathe. You are most at risk of side effects is if you receive an incorrect dosage or are not monitored properly. Fortunately, oral surgeons are the most qualified dental professionals to use anesthetics! The risk factors are much less prominent when anesthesia is administered by a trained oral surgeon, making this just one of many reasons you should visit an oral surgeon for your wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placements. You will feel confident under the safe care from an oral surgeon.
There are several methods oral and maxillofacial surgeons use to reduce anxiety during procedures. In addition to a calming office environment, oral surgery practices employ a local anesthetic (numbing with lidocaine), Nitrous Oxide Sedation (laughing gas), and Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation) to calm even the most worried patients.
While there is risk associated with any medical procedure, oral surgeons spend a minimum of 4 years training, spending time alongside medical anesthesiologists and learning to safely administer anesthesia. Your oral surgeon is very aware of your needs and the risks; thanks to extensive training and hands-on experience in a teaching hospital, your oral surgeon is able to properly administer anesthetics for a safe procedure. Keep in mind that millions of patients are treated with anesthesia and the fatality rate is a very low .01%. Remember, your oral surgeon is there to help you and assist in selecting the correct anesthetic for your needs. Oral surgeons can ensure that you are comfortable and safe during your surgery.
Union Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center wants to stress how important it is that you know you can trust your oral surgeon. We want you to feel confident and at ease knowing you are receiving the best quality care. If you have any questions about anesthesia or would like speak with our experienced oral surgeon, utilize our website to schedule a consultation or call our office today!