Anesthesia available at our office includes local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, sedation, and general anesthesia. Dr. Greer has extensive training in the delivery of anesthesia to create the most pleasant experience possible for each patient.
Local anesthesia is the typical injections that are given by a dentist during fillings and such which give a numb feeling to the teeth and lips. The patient is aware of the entire procedure without the sensation of pain.
Nitrous oxide is an option that can be utilized along with local anesthesia for anxious patients that do not want to undergo a deeper anesthetic but desire a more relaxing sensation. With nitrous the patient is still aware of the entire procedure, however the light sedative effect relaxes patients for a better experience.
Sedation and general anesthesia help a patient to be relaxed and calm while undergoing dental surgical treatment. While sedated the patient will still be breathing and able to respond to commands, however in the majority of cases they will have no memory of the surgery. General anesthesia will create a deeper level of sleep for the patient and they will have no memory of the procedure. Dr. Greer will review each patients medical history to determine the safest IV anesthetic option in each particular case. If you have any concerns regarding the type of anesthesia that will be administered during your oral surgery procedure, please do not hesitate to discuss your concerns and wishes with Dr. Greer at the time of your consultation.