Highlighting Your Anesthesia Options

Millions of people in the United States (and around the world) have fears and phobias surrounding dental procedures.

Some folks just don’t like the idea of anyone poking and prodding their mouths, others are terrified of the potential pain they’ll suffer going through a dental surgery, while others still get worked up just thinking about having to sit in the chair not knowing what’s coming next.

Thankfully though, when you choose to move forward with professionals like our team at the Benicia Oral Surgery office, you’ll be able to take advantage of anesthetic and sedation options that eliminate these fears, these anxieties, and these phobias almost completely.

Highlighting the Most Common Types of Dental Anesthesia

Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetic, like Novocain, for example, is commonly used in minimally invasive procedures to provide a complete numbing experience, blocking pain signals totally for a couple of hours and making sure that patients aren’t going to feel any of the work they are having done on their smile.

Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation options give dental patients the opportunity to sort of “does off” while they are having dental work performed. This medicine is usually used in combination with local anesthetics to block pain, working as a one-two punch to eliminate anxiety and all physical sensations of pain while you are having your smile restored.

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is one of the most popular forms of dental anesthesia available. It helps patients relax, calms their minds, and even can create feelings of excitement and elation when they visit the dentist and undergo smile restoration surgeries. The best thing about laughing gas is that it works wonders while you are breathing it in, however, the effects wear off quite quickly – just as soon as you stop inhaling the gas.

IV Sedation

IV sedation options are administered intravenously, putting dental patients into a semi-conscious state that allows them to respond to the surgeons and dental specialists at Benicia Oral Surgery without feeling pain – and without really remembering the procedure, either.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia options available through Benicia Oral Surgery basically “knock you out” – putting you under the same way that traditional surgeons would, and are picture-perfect for those that suffer from serious dental anxieties and phobias they have a tough time overcoming otherwise.

For more details about the anesthesia options available from Benicia Oral Surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact these offices directly.

 

FAQ

What are the big benefits of using anesthesia?

There is a multitude of benefits you’ll enjoy when leveraging dental surgery anesthesia and sedation options, not the least of which is the ability to free your mind completely, to eliminate pain entirely, and to fall asleep before your procedure starts and wake up after it concludes without any worries whatsoever.

How do I know if anesthesia is right for me?

If you suffer from anxiety just thinking about having to have any dental work done, or if you are particularly sensitive to pain, the odds are pretty good that dental anesthesia and sedation options like those available through Benicia Oral Surgery are going to be right up your alley.

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