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At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, we want to provide you with the most comfortable and anxiety-free surgical experience possible because we understand surgery can make some patients nervous. Comfort plays a large role in our treatment process.

Dr. Robert Bryan, Dr. Jeremy Goodson, and Dr. Hayden Fuller have extensive training and experience in anesthesia administration, which allows them to select the most appropriate technique for your care. This experience, combined with state-of-the-art surgical suites and monitoring systems, ensures your safety and often provides a more pleasant surgical experience. Our office in Oklahoma City, OK, offers superior local anesthesia techniques in addition to IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Types of Anesthesia

Typically, there are two types of anesthesia options for patients. Select an option below to learn more.

Local Anesthesia

If undergoing a procedure involving local anesthesia, the sedative is administered by Drs. Bryan, Goodson, and Fuller directly to the area where the treatment is being performed. When the local anesthetic is administered, the area becomes numb. When using local anesthesia, the patient is fully aware of what is happening without pain and may eat normally up until the time of the appointment.

About Intravenous Sedation and General Anesthesia

Patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety tend to prefer IV sedation for their procedure. During IV sedation, an intravenous line is placed to allow the administration of sedation medications before treatment. While the patient is not actually asleep, IV sedation allows patients to have a procedure performed without remembering the surgery. This perceived sleep effect is why IV sedation is sometimes referred to as twilight sedation. This is often the preferred method for oral surgery procedures such as wisdom teeth removal.

More About Anesthesia

General anesthesia may be necessary for more complex surgical cases, such as facial trauma surgery or corrective jaw surgery. Usually, this type of sedation is performed in a hospital setting. The effects of IV sedation and general anesthesia often results in a patient remaining sedated (drowsy) for 12–24 hours following the procedure.

All oral and maxillofacial surgeons are required to complete extensive hands-on surgical training to obtain their credentials and must earn the highest level of licensure possible for dental practitioners, making them the most qualified candidates to perform anesthesia in an office setting. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, such as Drs. Bryan, Goodson, and Fuller, have obtained first-hand experience administering operating room anesthesia during their required hospital residency as well as their training in surgical facilities.

You can rest assured knowing that your surgeon is trained and highly qualified to administer the correct sedation for your oral surgery procedure and monitor you throughout treatment.

Ready to schedule your appointment?

At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, our surgeons are trained and highly qualified to administer the correct sedation for your oral surgery procedure and monitor you throughout treatment. Contact our office conveniently located in Oklahoma City, OK, to schedule your initial consultation.