Sedation and General Anesthesia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Nashua and Bedford, NH
You are not alone if you have dental anxiety- there are millions of patients who are nervous for dental procedures and have the same concerns. Given the nature of oral and maxillofacial surgery, it is often necessary to receive some level of sedation during a procedure. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience for any procedure we perform. Sedation helps to calm even those with severe dental anxiety and enables the surgical team at Greene & Torio OMFS to provide any necessary treatment while keeping the patient completely comfortable.
IV sedation is the most effective method to provide pain control, relaxation and amnesia during a procedure performed in the office. Other options include oral “conscious” sedation, where patients take a prescription oral medication to provide a calming effect during the procedure. Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) helps relieve anxiety during a procedure and wears off quickly after a procedure is finished. These options, combined with local anesthesia, completely numb the mouth and create a pleasant level of anesthesia for procedures.
As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we are trained in all levels of anesthesia and are licensed to administer IV sedation. We have received countless hours of extensive anesthesia and emergency resuscitation training, including Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). With our trained assistants, our team is equipped to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience.
In rare cases of medically complex patients whose underlying health conditions make office-based IV sedation not recommended, our oral surgeons can also perform dental surgeries in the operating room while patients are under general anesthesia with an Anesthesiologist.
We will provide additional information and instructions at your appointment. For more information, contact our office.