At Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, we want every patient to feel comfortable and safe during their treatment. We offer a wide variety of sedation options for treatment and can provide your selected anesthetic at any of our three Cincinnati practice locations. We usually determine the kind of anesthesia a patient receives based on the procedure the patient is receiving, the health of the patient, and the patient’s personal preferences.
Drs. Cassidy, Pieper, and Wilcox have extensive experience in the administration of anesthesia. Each doctor has received four or more years of hands-on anesthesia training from skilled anesthesiologists during their oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. They maintain the highest licensure for sedation available to dental providers and administer anesthesia daily in their office. From preparing their patients for surgery to monitoring them during the treatment, you can rest assured that you are in great hands.
Forms of Anesthesia
We offer a variety of anesthesia options in our practice and will discuss each in detail during the initial consultation. In some circumstances, we may combine sedation options for maximum comfort during surgery. Below, we have provided information on some of the most commonly used sedation techniques for oral surgery.
Local Anesthesia numbs the entire surgical area and is one of the most widely used forms of anesthesia. This is a fantastic option for patients who are undergoing a routine procedure and do not wish to be asleep during surgery. Patients who receive local anesthesia do not require an adult to drive them to and from their surgical appointment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation, also known as laughing gas, creates a calming atmosphere and stress-free oral procedure. This is particularly appealing to patients who are very anxious or nervous about their upcoming procedure. Oral surgeons administer this form of sedation to patients through a breathing apparatus and often combine it with local anesthesia.
IV Sedation puts the patient in a sleep-like state during the operation. Most patients who undergo IV sedation wake up after surgery and feel like they have just fallen asleep. Many patients prefer this method for procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction or dental implant placement. For a safe procedure, we require any patient undergoing IV sedation to refrain from eating or drinking for at least eight hours before the date of their procedure. Patients must also have a responsible adult to drive them to and from the appointment and remain with them for 24 hours following the surgery.
General Anesthesia is used when patients undergo a complex procedure performed in a hospital or surgical center and will put the patient into a deep sleep. Patients undergoing corrective jaw surgery or requiring an advanced trauma repair may receive general anesthesia.
Anesthesia in Cincinnati, OH
Your comfort and long-term oral health our top priorities at Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery. Drs. Cassidy, Dr. Pieper, or Dr. Wilcox will provide you with all your treatment options and assist you in selecting the anesthesia best suited for you and your procedure. If you have any questions about your treatment or pre-operative instructions, we encourage you to contact our office before the day of your surgical appointment.