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Do They Put You To Sleep For An Oral Surgery Procedure?

Posted on 11/15/2023 by Andrew Admin
Image of patient about to get sedation dentistry service.Patients often experience anxiety when they learn that oral surgery is needed to restore their grins and appearances. Most oral surgeons provide a variety of dental sedation options for optimal comfort during these complex surgical processes. Before initiating your surgical treatment plan, your oral surgeon will thoroughly discuss the available choices and outline the advantages and potential drawbacks. They will also assist you in selecting the most suitable sedative option. Oral surgeons can generally accommodate your preferences if the need arises for complete sedation during your procedure. However, the administration of anesthesia during an oral surgery procedure relies on several factors. These include the patient's medical condition, the intricacy of the surgery, and the patient and the surgeon's preferences. The following are some of the anesthesia used during oral surgery:

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is used for minor oral surgeries like small biopsies and simple tooth extractions. The surgeon will administer a numbing agent through an injection into the targeted area, temporarily preventing sensation in that region. The patient remains awake throughout the procedure but will not experience any pain.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is employed when carrying out more intricate oral surgeries or procedures involving extensive work. This type of anesthesia induces a state of deep sleep, rendering the patient completely unconscious during the process. An anesthesiologist typically administers general anesthesia, and the patient will be closely monitored throughout the surgery to ensure safety and proper care.

Conscious Sedation

Occasionally, conscious sedation may be utilized to help patients relax during the procedure. The patient will receive medication either through an IV or orally, inducing a state of relaxation and drowsiness. While the patient remains conscious, they may not recall the procedure and might experience a diminished awareness of time passing.

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I had the best experience with Dr. Jeffrey Crowley & team. I was dealing with an embarrassing front tooth issue. Dr. Crowley & team took such great care of me. Very articulate and gentle. You can't tell the difference between my real teeth & the implant. I cried when I looked in the mirror, I got my smile back! - Rachael W.

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Dr. Jeffrey Crowley is proud to be an Oregonian. He was born in Alaska, but was raised on the Oregon Coast from a young age. While attending the University of Oregon he discovered a passion in caring for others. He obtained his dental degree at OHSU in 2013 while graduating with honors. He then was accepted into a very demanding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. There he trained at one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the Midwest for 6 years. His residency focused on oral surgery and anesthesia, but also included training in: medicine, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery/medicine. Dr. Crowley also completed a 1-year internship in general surgery and a medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
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The dental staff at Oral Solutions NW are truly exceptional in every way, providing a level of care and expertise that is simply unmatched. From the moment you walk through the door, you can feel the warmth and friendliness of the team, who are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whether you are in need of a routine consultation, a complex oral surgery procedure, or anything in between, you can trust that the team at Oral Solutions NW will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the best possible care. With their state-of-the-art facility and commitment to staying on the cutting edge of the latest dental technologies and techniques, the dental staff at Oral Solutions NW are truly setting the standard for excellence in oral surgery.
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