Sedation Options

Sedated woman in dental chairOur office at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery offers several sedation options for our patients. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have been extensively trained in a hospital setting, by medical anesthesiologists, to provide safe and reliable sedation options for those who suffer from anxiety at just the mere thought of meeting an oral surgeon or undergoing an oral surgical procedure.

Benefits of Sedation for Oral Surgical Procedures

It cannot be denied that most people will feel anxious when visiting the oral surgeon. Our goal is to break that stigma by offering the most calming environment for our patients alongside our highly trained and polite staff.

Types of Sedation Offered

We offer several sedation options to our patients. All sedation options are designed to alleviate the discomfort and stress of undergoing a surgical procedure. Reducing the patient’s stress will minimize the procedure time and maximize the healing and outcomes. Our patients commonly drift off into a comfortable sleep and wake up after the procedure is completed.

All levels of sedation involve the additional administration of local anesthesia to numb the areas to be treated. Mild sedation involves patients being entirely aware of their surroundings, but they are placed in a state of calm and relaxation. In Moderate sedation, a patient will be groggy and will most likely not remember most of the procedure. Deep sedation involves a deeper level of sedation in which the patient can still easily be awoken and has their natural reflexes intact. As a comparison, a full general anesthetic requires an anesthesiologist to manage the anesthesia and the patient is completely under anesthesia and unconscious.

Anesthesia can be delivered in a variety of forms, all of which are available to our patients. Our office is well equipped to provide sedation options such as oral sedation, inhaled minimal sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. The most common sedation administered is IV sedation. Our office is fully equipped with operating room level monitoring equipment and emergency equipment and medications. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are all Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified.

An Anxiety Free Experience

Our goal is to provide essential help and services while giving our clients the most convenient, safe, and comfortable experience. If you have any questions about our sedation options, please call us at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery at (914) 768-8220.