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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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