For most patients, the thought of having a tooth extracted or a surgical procedure performed in their mouth can cause them to have a varied degree of fear or anxiety. Some patients can deal with that fear or anxiety quite easily, while others cannot. Every patient that will be having an oral surgical procedure in our office will have options as to how they are treated anesthetically. If fear, stress and anxiety are making it difficult for you to have your oral surgical procedure, then an IV anesthetic may be for you! This will allow you to have your oral surgery performed without having to deal with the stress, anxiety and fear that can be associated with these procedures.
At the time of your initial consultation, we will not only assess your oral surgical needs, but we’ll also review your past medical history, any complications under prior anesthesia, any medications you may be taking, any allergies you may have, and assess your airway. These will determine your candidacy for an IV anesthetic. Certain pulmonary (lung), cardiac (heart), and airway problems can predispose patients to problems and must be identified beforehand in order to avoid unnecessary complications.
Depending upon what procedures need to be performed and your level of fear and anxiety, we will mutually determine the safest, easiest and most efficient way to treat you anesthetically.