North Iowa Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers several options for anesthesia to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Drs. Hogg and Kepros have undergone years of specialized training to perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the safe administration of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you are given for your procedure will be determined in advance during your consultation.
Types of Anesthesia
We want every patient at North Iowa Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center to feel safe and comfortable. Anesthesia options include
- Local anesthesia is administered directly to the site and numbs only the surgical site. The patient remains conscious and unable to feel any pain. Local anesthetic is commonly used with nitrous oxide to help the patient feel more at ease.
- Nitrous oxide allows the patient to relax during their procedure while remaining conscious. It is also known as laughing gas. It is inhaled through a mask that fits over the nose. Nitrous oxide is commonly used with local anesthetic.
- Intravenous (IV) sedation is a common anesthetic option for wisdom teeth removal and dental implant patients. Like the name implies, the anesthetic is administered directly into a vein. Soon after the sedative is administered, the patient will become relaxed and enter a sleep-like state. One of the side effects of IV sedation is amnesia — most patients who receive IV sedation are unable to remember their procedure.
- Hospital or Surgery Center-Based General Anesthesia is required for procedures that are very complicated or extensive. An anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia. When given general anesthesia, the patient is completely unconscious during their procedure.
Experienced oral surgeons like Drs. Hogg and Kepros are more than qualified to safely administer anesthesia. They have received years of training after dental school to ensure their patients are in safe hands. Your treatment plan and options for anesthesia will be discussed prior to your procedure.