What is PO Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation is an anesthetic technique that utilizes oral medications and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to create a state of relaxation and diminished awareness. This technique is advantageous for patients that have mild anxiety and fear, and may be used for children and adults depending upon the behavior of the child and level of anxiety of the adult patient.
What is IV Conscious Sedation?
Intravenous sedation is a technique that utilizes intravenous agents to help relax a patient that is anxious. This is a good technique for patients that have mild to moderate anxiety or fear of dental procedures. Patients treated with intravenous sedation usually have little to no memory of the dental procedure being performed. Intravenous Sedation is commonly done along with wisdom tooth surgery.
What is General Anesthesia?
General Anesthesia is an anesthetic management technique, which uses intravenous and inhalation agents to render a patient completely unconscious (asleep) for the surgical procedure. This is an excellent technique for anxious and fearful patients, as they are entirely unaware of the surgical experience. It is our goal to remove pain and anxiety from the oral surgery experience. Our commitment to each patient's safety and comfort is made possible by the utilization of state-of-the-art anesthetic techniques and highly trained staff.