It is normal to be anxious about oral surgery, but at Kansas City Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, we prioritize your comfort and safety. We offer a wide range of sedation options depending on the procedure being performed and your anxiety level. You can feel more relaxed and confident about treatment knowing our team strives to make it as positive of an experience as possible.
Our Sedation Options
We offer the full scope of sedation options ranging from local anesthetic to general anesthesia. Our board-certified oral surgeons are fully trained and qualified to safely administer and monitor anesthesia.
The various levels of sedation available include:
Local Anesthetic: Lidocaine is injected into your gums or in the area where the procedure will take place. This blocks the nerves from feeling pain and numbs the area.
Nitrous Oxide: This is a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen, which is commonly referred to as laughing gas. You breathe the gas in through your nose, and it helps you to feel calmer. You remain conscious but in a more relaxed state.
IV Sedation: An IV is inserted that delivers the sedative. You will drift in and out of sleep and be fully unaware during surgery, but you can still breathe on your own.
General Anesthesia: Our board-certified oral surgeons administer this type of sedation in our office. You are completely unconscious and unaware of what is happening, and your breathing is controlled by a breathing tube.
Local anesthetic is still used to numb the area regardless of the type of sedation.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
Your surgeon will discuss your medical history and your desired comfort level in order to recommend an appropriate sedation option. Our goal is to keep you comfortable and safe during surgery. Your vitals will be closely monitored to ensure your safety as you remain in a relaxed state.
Learn More About Sedation
Anesthesia is a safe and effective option for reducing anxiety and promoting comfort during oral surgery. Our board-certified oral surgeons are highly trained in using sedation during treatment and are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you feel more confident about your care.