Anesthesia Options

Several types of anesthesia are available. The method of anesthesia that is chosen for or by a patient depends upon the nature of the surgical procedure and the patient's level of apprehension. Anesthesia will be discussed at your consultation appointment.

IV Sedation: also known as twilight sedation. Intravenous sedation is the intravenous administration of a sedative medication, such as anxiolytics or analgesics. This technique is used to bring the patient into a state of deep relaxation during dental or maxillofacial surgery.

General Anesthesia: medications are administered through an intravenous line (I.V.). The medications that are commonly used are Fentanyl, Versed, Ketamine and Diprivan. Supplemental oxygen is also used and the patient’s vital signs are closely monitored throughout the entire procedure. The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the surgery being performed.