At Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, your safety and comfort are our top priorities. We provide all of our patients with several choices for anesthesia to ensure they always feel at ease during treatment. During your consultation appointment, we will discuss all your options with you and help you determine which type of anesthesia is best for your needs and your procedure.
Both Dr. Phillips and Dr. Ray trained extensively in the safe administration of anesthesia. During their four-year oral and maxillofacial residencies, they worked alongside licensed anesthesiologists and learned how to administer anesthesia safely and monitor patients under sedation. They maintain the highest licensure available to dental providers for sedation and have years of experience performing anesthesia in our Dallas, TX, office.
Anesthesia in Oral Surgery
Regardless of the type of anesthesia you choose, our team will ensure you are always comfortable at our office. Our doctors will discuss each option with you so that you fully understand your choices before deciding. We have provided some information about each sedation technique below.
Local Anesthesia is one of the most common forms of anesthesia. If you have ever received a filling or undergone a minor dental procedure with your dentist, you likely have experience with local anesthesia. This method numbs the entire surgical area, allowing you to remain awake during surgery without feeling a thing.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation is widely known as laughing gas and is often used in conjunction with local or IV anesthesia. Our oral surgeons administer nitrous oxide through a breathing apparatus to create a calming atmosphere and help you relax before your procedure.
IV Anesthesia puts the patient into a sleep-like state until the procedure is over. Most patients don’t realize the surgery has even happened yet when they wake up. Patients typically prefer IV anesthesia for such procedures as wisdom teeth removal and dental implant placement. Those who undergo IV anesthesia must adhere to strict pre-operative instructions in preparation and must have a responsible adult drive them to and from our office.
General Anesthesia is necessary for patients undergoing complex procedures performed in hospitals or surgical centers. General anesthesia puts patients into a deep sleep while our oral surgeons perform corrective jaw surgery, facial reconstructive surgery, and other more involved operations.
Anesthesia in Dallas, TX
When you visit Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Dallas, TX, our doctors can discuss all your anesthesia options. Your comfort is incredibly important to us, and we will take all your preferences into account when determining your treatment plan. Please feel free to contact our office to schedule your consultation appointment.